Georgia intends to apply for EU membership by 2024
09:43, 25.09.21 – UNIAN – Violetta Orlova
Prime Minister Garibashvili managed to remind about Russia’s occupation of 20% of Georgia’s territory
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has confirmed that the country plans to apply to join the European Union by 2024.
He stated this during a speech at the UN General Assembly, the press service of the Georgian government quotes .
Garibashvili assured that the country is continuing its reforms and modernizing all aspects of democracy and the economy. According to him, Georgia will not calm down until it reaches its goal.
“The path to European and Euro-Atlantic structures means returning home, because it is a civilized choice that is unanimously supported by the vast majority of Georgians,” he said.
At the same time, the Prime Minister managed to remind about the occupation of 20% of Georgia’s territory by Russia. By doing so, Garibashvili believes, the Kremlin is trying to thwart the country’s Euro-Atlantic intentions.
Ukraine’s course to join NATO and the EU
On February 21, 2019, amendments to the Constitution came into force , which consolidate Ukraine’s aspirations to become a member of the European Union and NATO. The Constitution enshrines “the European identity of the Ukrainian people and the irreversibility of Ukraine’s European and Euro-Atlantic course.”
In September 2020, President Volodymyr Zelensky approved the National Security Strategy of Ukraine . It is based on three basic principles of state policy in the field of national security. In particular, it envisages the development of strategic relations with key foreign partners, primarily with the European Union and NATO and their member states.
In July 2021, Zelensky put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of June 4 “On urgent measures to deepen Ukraine’s integration into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”
On August 26, Zelensky approved the state’s foreign policy strategy . The strategy identifies the need for full membership of Ukraine in the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).