14 Nov 2017 16:05

Georgia making progress within Eastern Partnership - Swedish, Polish foreign ministers

TBILISI. Nov 14 (Interfax) - Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who have arrived in Tbilisi, have said that the European Union's report assesses positively the reforms that are under way in Georgia.

Sweden strongly supports Georgia's aspiration to integrate with European structures, Wallstrom said at a press conference on Tuesday.

The report, released in the run-up to an Eastern Partnership summit due on November 24, says that Georgia is an Eastern Partnership member that is making progress, she said.

Agreements signed with the European Union mark the start of a path that will lead Georgia to Europe, she said.

Sweden and Poland, which are great friends of Georgia, expect the country to score even bigger successes, Wallstrom said.

Wallstrom and Waszczykowski met with Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze earlier on Tuesday.

According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry's press service, the parties discussed Georgia-EU cooperation issues during their meeting.

Sweden and Poland initiated the EU's Eastern Partnership, which is aimed at promoting political association and economic integration between the EU and its East European partners such as Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

During their visit to Georgia, the Swedish and Polish foreign ministers are also expected to meet with representatives of the Georgian government.