Estonian FM: Georgia’s Visa-Free Travel with the EU is Possible

Estonia’s Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus believes the decision to allow Georgian citizens enjoy visa-free travel with the European Union (EU) could be made at the upcoming Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Riga.

The Estonian official praised Georgia’s preparatory work in the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan in a supportive statement made during her meeting with Georgian counterpart Tamar Beruchashvili in Tbilisi today.

“From the Estonian side, we very much hope that at the Riga Summit we can see that decisions on visa-free travel can be made. Estonia is very strong supporter of Georgia in that issue. The process and implementation and all the preparatory work you have done has been excellent,” Pentus-Rosimannus said.

The Estonian official, who is on a one-day official visit to Tbilisi, congratulated Georgian people on yesterday’s ratification of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement by the European Parliament. She believed this emphasized that effort could be directed towards implementation of the deal.

“The focus must be on the implementation of the Association Agreement which is a big task for the government and the whole society. We believe the implementation of the Association Agreement will provide Georgia with the possibility to foster the convention with EU values and strengthen rule of law and deepen trade relations,” Pentus-Rosimannus said.

Georgia’s Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has become an e-resident of Estonia after being presented with her digital ID card by her Estonian counterpart Keit Pentus-Rosimannus at the joint press conference in Tbilisi.


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