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Wiegand: Negotiations on associated agreement between Georgia and EU are productive2011-05-18 17:26
In the opinion of Director of the EU External Service Department on Eastern Partnership, Russia, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE Gunnar Wiegandi, negotiations on the associated agreement between Georgia and EU are going on productively. As was reported by Novosti Georgia, such opinion was voiced by EU spokesman today at a press-conference in Tbilisi.gt-en-newsitem-inside
This week, the fifth plenary session on the associated agreement between Georgia and EU is going on in the Georgian capital. The Georgian delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Tornike Gordadze.
One of these days, meetings were held in the Georgian MFA and today, there is a round-table discussion going on with representatives of the Georgian business community in the House of Europe in Tbilisi.
During the discussion, Wiegand expressed support of Georgia's territorial integrity and European integration on behalf of EU. "Still, the main thing in the long-term prospect is the associated agreement, which means political association and economical integration of Georgia in EU", - the diplomat underlined.
According to him, the issues of environment, industry, banking sphere, science and technology have been presently agreed upon. The current stage implies working on the issues of energy and climate changes. The future agenda includes the issues of transport, employment, social policy, borders, finance and taxation.
"Negotiations are going on very well and seem to be productive. We have agreed with the basic terms and tasks and have achieved progress in political matters", - the European added.