If Georgia does not get the status at the end of this year, this will be a huge mistake, said the Prime Minister of Georgia at the Global Security Forum.
“Moldova and Ukraine were also given these priorities, but they were given the status in advance. That’s the difference. That’s why we didn’t understand why.
The only explanation we heard was that Ukraine is at war. We were also at war in 2008 and 20% of our territory is occupied by Russia.
So, what’s the point? Moldova is in a difficult situation. So, there’s no rationale. I would say so: if Georgia does not get the status at the end of this year, this will be a huge mistake. I would say so.
What would Georgia do if that happens?
Georgia will continue moving forward with our reforms, developing this and that, but I think in this geopolitically complex environment, not granting EU Candidacy status to Georgia, which is the top performer out of this Associated Trio, will be a huge mistake – a geopolitical mistake”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.