It is absolutely artificial attempt to connect the issue of Georgia with the negotiations that will take place around the issue of Ukraine. Such a statement made today the Chairman of the Georgian Dream.
“Hungary’s position is that the decision should be taken in favor of Georgia at the European Council meeting, and this has no alternative - Hungary will be a very strong supporter. Of course, there will be negotiations between the European Union and Hungary, this is the issue of the European Union and Hungary, we cannot interfere in it.
Naturally, these negotiations should not affect the issue of Georgia, especially since it is not correct to connect Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova directly in this direction. You remember that Ukraine and Moldova were granted candidate status last year, but this did not become the basis for Georgia to be granted the status, even though Georgia was much ahead of both countries last year, as well as this year. Therefore, it is absolutely artificial attempt to connect the issue of Georgia with the negotiations that will take place around the issue of Ukraine. In any case, one way or another, Georgia should be granted the candidate status.
We are confident that there will be a positive decision on December 14-15. The discussions we are having with our partners and colleagues in Hungary reinforce this belief. There are all kinds of grounds for the European Council to make a positive decision regarding Georgia.
The success of Ukraine and Moldova is important for Georgia, however, first of all, we care about our own success”, - said Irakli Kobakhidze.