Lithuania Is Ready To Assist Georgia In Benefiting From The Eu Eastern Partnership Initiative

On 15-16 April, a delegation headed by Undersecretary of Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Evaldas Ignatavičius paid a working visit to Georgia. During the visit, the delegation met with the heads of the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs Committee and Regional Development Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, as well as with other high-ranking officials and leaders of the Georgian opposition.


At these meetings, means that would help Georgia to accelerate its Euro-Atlantic integration, issues of bilateral cooperation, energy security, regional and international policy were discussed. E.Ignatavičius encouraged Georgia to actively embrace the new EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative and to continue implementing reforms in the country.


“We are ready to assist Georgia in making use of the advantages of the Eastern Partnership initiative by seeking free trade with the EU and a facilitated visa regime between Georgia and the EU”, stressed E.Ignatavičius at the meetings.


During the meetings, it was agreed to prepare joint projects of the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative in the areas of energy, municipal reforms and other.


All the interlocutors thanked Lithuania for its solidarity supporting Georgia’s independence, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic goals.


Undersecretary of the Ministry E.Ignatavičius encouraged representatives from the Government of Georgia and its opposition to solve all currently emerging problems through a political dialogue. These topics were discussed also during the meeting with the EU Special Representative for the Southern Caucasus Peter Semneby and other EU’s representatives in Georgia.


Possibilities of strengthening direct economic relations were discussed with Lithuanian business representatives, who work in Georgia.