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Merkel meets premiers of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova

by | May 29, 2014
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Georgian PM Irakli Gharibashvili (left), German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Ukraine’s PM Arseniy Yatseniuk. (Official photo.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The prime ministers of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine on Wednesday met with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in Germany.

“We would like people to know that which road to choose, and our meeting today is held exactly for this [purpose],” Angela Merkel explained after the meeting.

Georgia will sign an association agreement with the European Union on June 27. Georgia and Moldova have gone through the first signing procedure called initialing, while Ukraine is preparing to sign.


“This agreement deals with democratic state reforms. We hope this will be reflected positively in the three countries situations,” she said. “Despite existing difficulties, the three countries opted for approaching, connecting to the EU. They lead discussions in their countries. The EU always points out to Russia its responsibility.“

“We are ready to successfully implement our European Integration priorities in order to build the common future in European family jointly,” Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said, and described the association agreement as an action plan for Georgia’s Europeanization.

He will go on an official visit to Germany starting from June 1, according to Nino Kobakhidze, deputy head of the Georgian government’s administration. Merkel invited Gharibashvili to Germany in April. http://dfwatch.net/angela-merkel-invites-georgias-pm-71269



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