Bakradze: Poland gonna help Georgia on its way to Europe
The Speaker of Georgian Parliament David Bakradze stated that the authorities hope visa regime with the EU will abolish soon.
"We signed a document with the EU to liberalize visa regime, and now we seek to abolish visa regime for Georgians" - this, as news agency REGNUM reported, Bakradze said during a meeting with the chairman of the Polish Sejm Grzegorz Schetyna.
Bakradze also said that he considered presidency of Poland in the European Union important for the Georgian. According to a representative of Tbilisi, Warsaw can help Caucasus republic on its way to Europe. "During the meetings, precede the Polish presidency, we emphasized that one of the priorities is the "Eastern partnership" and cooperation with countries seeking to join the EU" - said chairman of the Georgian Parliament.
Recall, earlier the official Tbilisi was heard the hope that in the future there will be abolished visa regime between Georgia and the EU. This is what, in particular, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Tornike Gordadze.
"This is the first stage, which must continue and deepen. We hope that in a few years we will achieve visa-free regime with the EU" - said Gordadze, commenting on the approval of the European Parliament of EU treaties with Georgia on visa and readmission.
The agreement, which could simplify visa regime between Georgia and the EU, was signed in June 2010. It entered into force on 1 March 2011 and allowed several categories of citizens to cross the borders of Georgia and the EU easier.