Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said after concluding the joint memorandum with Ukraine and Moldova at Petra Fortress, Kobuleti municipality, Georgia, that the three countries stand ready to fight for their European future.
In Zurabishvili's words, Petra Fortress is a symbol of the three countries' shared objectives and the location where the meeting between them and the European Union has been conducted.
According to the president, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova face lots of common challenges, the desire not to be drawn back to the past among them. ''We stand prepared to fight for our European future and to fight against the instances of polarisation and cope with its challenges both inside the country and outside its borders,'' she declared.
Salome Zurabishvili underscored that the association agreement must acquire new meaning as they have undertaken the obligation to keep passing reforms and adapt their national legislation to that of the EU.
''We need a shared vision to strengthen our economies. The Black Sea constitutes the symbol of all these new approaches and opportunities,'' she stressed.
In Zurabishvili's words, they have specific proposals to intensify cooperation and move closer to Europe. ''27+3, 3+1 must be the path to the future, and we must get prepared for the Eastern Partnership summit,'' she said, adding that the recently signed memorandum will bring the three countries closer together and make the Black Sea the symbol of cooperation and connection.
Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova, the associated countries of the Eastern Partnership, have concluded a joint memorandum at Petra Fortress, Kobuleti municipality, Georgia.