VILNIUS, November 29, 22:41 /ITAR-TASS/. Georgia’s European integration plans are not meant against Russia and does not infringe upon its interests, Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili said on Friday after initialing an association agreement with the European Union at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.
“Having initialed the Association Agreement with the European Union, Georgia made a historic step many generations of our fellow countrymen have been striving for,” he said in an interview with the Georgian Public Television.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Pandzhikidze noted that integration in the European Union “will promote democracy and stability in Georgia.”
On Thursday, Georgia and the European Union initialed the Association Agreement. On behalf of Georgia, the document was signed by First Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani. On Friday, the Georgian foreign minister and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton inked a symbolic initialing document. As concerns the signing of the agreement, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule said it might take place in the second half of 2014.