President of the EU Commission José Manuel Barroso. (Europe Diplomatic Magazine.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian government will meet with EU commissioners in Brussels on May 21.

First Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani says this is the first time such a meeting is being held.

“This is an unprecedented format in EU-Georgia relations, which serves to deepen the Georgia-EU dialogue through future intensification of cooperation,” he said on Monday.

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili will head the Georgian delegation, which also will include Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, Minister of Economy Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Energy Minister Kakhi Kaladze, Minister for Euro and Euro Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili, Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani, Agriculture Minister Shalva Pipia and Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili.

During the visit, Gharibashvili will also meet with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. There will be a plenary session between EU commissioners and Georgian ministers and deputy ministers. Later, Gharibashvili and Barroso will hold a joint press conference.