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10th plenary sitting of the EU-Georgia Cooperation council2009-10-26 16:33
The 10th plenary sitting of the EU-Georgia Cooperation council, held today in Luxemburg, is finished.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, at the meeting the sides discussed the priority issues in EU-Georgia cooperation agenda, including prospects of deepening relations with the view of signing an Association Agreement including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DC FTA) as its integral part; cooperation within the Eastern Partnership; progress achieved in the implementation of the EU-Georgia ENP Action Plan; security situation existing in Georgia following the war of August 2008 and, in this context, the EU's role in ensuring international presence in the territory and further promoting security. The Council also discussed democratic reform process in Georgia and measures implemented by the Georgian government in this respect.
"The European side reaffirmed its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders and underlined the importance of continuing its non-recognition policy towards occupied territories of Georgia," the message of Information and Press Department of the Ministry says.
It was also highlighted that the Russian side should comply with its obligations and fully withdraw its military troops from the territory of Georgia. The Georgian side also stressed the necessity to start active discussions on the possible modalities of international police and peacekeeping operations inside the "occupied areas".