Georgian PM Hopes to Reunite Breakaway Regions, Estonia Pushes for EU Cooperation (1)

The prime minister of Georgia Photo: ERR
9/9/2013 11:54 AM
Category: Politics

Arriving in Estonia for a two-day visit yesterday, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili expressed hope to reunite his country with Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the near future.

"We, of course, have a great desire to bring back our brothers and sisters from Abkhazia and South Osseetia, but it is not an overnight process. It will take time and most importantly, it must continue step-by-step and constructively," Ivanishvili told ETV.

Ivanishvili is being accompanied with the Georgia ministers of foreign affairs, economic affairs and European-Atlantic integration.

The bilateral meetings will focus on EU-Georgia relations. Estonian officials have said they aim to push for an EU-Georgian association and free trade agreement before next summer.

Ivanishvili's schedule includes a visit at the ICT Demo Center, the Port of Muuga and the monument to the Estonian War of Independence.

Among other events, the Estonian and Georgian economy ministers will sign an agreement on cooperation in tourism.


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