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TBILISI, December 20. /ITAR-TASS/. The republic of Georgia's State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Aleksi Petriashvili, said that an Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union would be signed “no later than September 2014”.
Most provisions of the document would take effect “in a few months after signing,” he added.
The agreement was initialed in Vilnius, Lithuania, on November 28. The document “stipulates political association with the EU as well as gradual economic integration and ensures an irreversible process of Georgia’s European transition,” Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said on Friday.
Panjikidze added that, according to the agreement, Georgia “should bring the country’s legal framework in line with EU legislation as well as strengthen some relevant institutions.