Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has paid a working visit to Brussels. Within the framework of the visit, Salome Zurabishvili will meet with the high representatives of the EU and NATO in the European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament.
On 22 January, the Georgian president will meet NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Georgia's ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the head of the Georgian mission to the European Union, Natali Sabanadze, said that the president's current visit is particularly noteworthy because of two reasons: a) the coronavirus pandemic, a topic of contemporary relevance that needs to be subject to further discussions and b) Georgia's European aspirations. In Sabanadze's words, high officials will discuss the stages Georgia has to pass before making its official statement to join the European Union in 2024. "The focus will be placed on economic and strategic integration as the step to the country's full integration," she said.
Within her working visit, President Zurabishvili will also meet the king of Belgium and representatives of the EUROPALIA international arts festival, at which, according to Sabanadze, Georgia will be the main guest in two years.
The Georgian President's Press Office has released the information.