TALLINN – At a meeting with the Georgian head of state Salome Zourabichvili in Kadriorg on Monday, Estonian President Alar Karis confirmed Estonia's support for Georgia on its path to European Union integration and encouraged the country to continue with reforms.
"Estonia wants Georgia to be successful on the reform path towards the European Union and we are ready to support your country with our experience," Karis was quoted by the president's office as saying. "The coming weeks are important for Georgia's path towards European Union candidate status and for fulfilling the criteria set by the European Commission. For this, Georgia must show its determination at all levels with words, but especially with actions."
"Estonia's experience confirms that one of the keys to success is definitely the unified, coordinated and mutually respectful action of the political leadership of a country approaching the European Union. In our case, the president, the leadership of the parliament and the government acted as a united team for this goal," Karis said.
The visit of the president of Georgia serves as good support for the aspiration of the majority of the Georgian people to achieve candidate status for EU integration still this year.
The heads of state of Estonia and Georgia also talked about the security situation in the region, the war of aggression started by Russia against Ukraine and the developments in Georgia.
The presidents also spoke about relations between Estonia and Georgia.