European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the country, it is a choice made by our citizens. It was stated by Giorgi Gakharia, Nominee Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech delivered today at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia.
“When we talk about the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the country, it is a choice made by our citizens. They have been indicating this choice in social opinion polls for years. Most important here is that it is a value-based choice made by our citizens. It is what gives us a possibility to say that European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia is an irreversible direction and choice. Hence, we all understand it well that cooperation with NATO in every format until the fully-fledged membership into the alliance will be a top priority of any government in Georgia.
I mean European and Euro-Atlantic integration and we need to do our best to make sure that within this cooperation Georgia acquires greater importance in various dimensions. Currently, such a crucial dimension is the Black Sea Security and role of the country in the security dimension at large, within the security infrastructure of the Black Sea region”, - said Giorgi Gakharia.