18 Jan 2018 13:11

Ukrainian, Georgian parliament speakers affirm need to unite efforts to gain EU, NATO membership

KYIV. Jan 18 (Interfax) - Ukraine and Georgia should unite their efforts to achieve their shared goal of becoming members of the European Union and NATO, Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakly Kobakhidze said.

"Our states face common challenges. Therefore, we need to unite our efforts in order to respond to them and achieve our objectives [...] Our main goal is full-fledged membership in the European Union and NATO. In this context, it is highly important to unite our efforts in order to make this happen in the end," Kobakhidze said at a joint press briefing with Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada speaker Andriy Parubiy in Kyiv on Wednesday.

In turn, Parubiy said that he is confident that this goal will be reached sooner or later.

"I am certain that Ukraine and Georgia becoming members of the EU and NATO is just a matter of time," he said.