The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili has met with his Moldovan counterpart

“Membership in the EU is a civilizational choice that unites Georgia and Moldova. The historic decision of the European Council in June formally opened the EU doors to our countries and consequently we have been moved to an enlargement package. We also know very well that this achievement comes with huge responsibility of ensuring highest political, economic, and legal convergence with the EU” -  the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili, said at the joint press conference following the meeting with his Moldovan counterpart in Chisinau.
As IIia Darchiashvili highlighted Georgia and Moldova share friendly relations, which are based on traditionally close people-to-people ties, common goals and aspirations.
The Minister reaffirmed Georgia’s readiness to further intensify cooperation and coordination, to share knowledge and experience in its endeavours to prepare for the membership.
Darchiashvili emphasized the importance of the Associated Trio launched by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova as clear proof of their strong partnership on the EU path.
 According to the Minister, the sides exchanged views on their progress in implementing the Commission’s recommendation as well as the priorities under the Association Agreement.
Discussions focused on the security environment in the region. “I want to use this occasion to once again reiterate our full support and solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people” – Darchiashvili said. He also confirmed Georgia's strong support for Moldova's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
While on the theme of bilateral relations, the sides highlighted the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and underlined the significance of maintaining active dynamics of the high-level visits. Ilia Darchiashvili invited his Moldovan counterpart for a visit to Georgia.