Foreign minister: Estonia supports Georgia on path of European, Atlantic integration
In Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser also met with Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze, with whom he discussed Estonian-Georgian relations, Georgia's integration with the EU and NATO as well as Estonia's upcoming presidency of the EU.
"Georgia has made impressive strides in implementing reforms and Estonia will continue to support Georgia's integration with the EU and NATO," a ministry press release quoted the Estonian foreign minister as saying. "I am glad that the NATO Warsaw Summit provided a clear signal of the desire to increase cooperation with Georgia as well. Estonia is prepared to fully support Georgia on its path to European-Atlantic integration."
On the subject of visa freedom, Mikser expressed regret that the EU had not made any progress on this issue. "Georgia has fulfilled all the necessary prerequisites for visa freedom and [now] the EU must make its own respective decisions," he said.
Mikser also confirmed that Georgia was an important priority for development cooperation for Estonia.