24 Jan 2019 11:40

Georgia's Zourabichvili content with Brussels visit

TBILISI. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili has assessed her first official visit to Brussels this week as highly successful.

"On the whole, the visit was very successful. All of the officials I met in the European Union and NATO displayed quite a positive attitude toward Georgia and announced their readiness to deepen cooperation in concrete areas," Zourabichvili told reporters on Thursday.

Positive messages were forwarded to Georgia at the meetings in Brussels, she said.

"It was noted that 300,000 Georgians have taken advantage of visa-free travel and have visited countries of Europe. At the same time, we are also aware of the problems related to visa-free travel, but we did not focus on them. There were no threats that this regime may be suspended for Georgia," Zourabichvili said.

Zourabichvili met with the leadership of the EU and NATO in Brussels. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg promised to visit Tbilisi in March, when joint Georgia-NATO large-scale exercises are due to be held in the vicinity of the Georgian capital.