Polish, Georgian foreign ministers call for EU unity
PR dla Zagranicy
The foreign ministers of Poland and Georgia have stressed the importance of unity within the European Union in the face of Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (R) and his Georgian counterpart, Mikheil Janelidze (L) have met in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
Witold Waszczykowski and Mikehil Janelidze met for talks in Warsaw on Tuesday.
The two ministers also spoke out in favour of an “open door policy” in both NATO and the EU.
“Without Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, the European project remains incomplete,” Waszczykowski told a news conference following talks with his Georgian counterpart.
“Poland would like to see Georgia enter both the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union as soon as possible,” he added.
Janelidze, meanwhile, said that unity within Europe was of key importance to Georgia, and added that European policymakers “should be thinking more of EU expansion rather than [the bloc’s] disintegration.”
The two ministers announced the launch of a “Tbilisi conference”, which is to serve as a platform for sharing Poland’s experience of the EU accession process with Georgia.
Tuesday’s bilateral talks also focused on security issues within the context of next week’s NATO summit in Warsaw.
Georgia is among six former Soviet republics benefiting from the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme, a Polish-Swedish initiative geared towards bringing the countries closer into the European fold. (aba/pk)
Source: PAP, IAR