“The decision on EU membership also requires the readiness of the EU to open its doors to new members. There are different opinions among the member states on the enlargement of the European Union, which is known to everyone,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Ilia Darchiashvili said at the plenary session of the Parliament.
According to him, it is difficult to make a specific prediction at this stage, because "it is a political decision that needs the unanimous support of 27 member states of the European Union."
"Along with the readiness of the applicant country, Georgia meets the necessary parameters and is ready to receive the status of an EU candidate country, we really deserve it. The decision on EU membership also requires the readiness of the EU to open its doors to new members, although there are differing views among member states on EU enlargement, which are well known. Completing the questionnaire by Georgia is only one of the first procedural stages of membership and it is important to consider it in a broader context. It is clear that Georgia has always been a leading reformer in the Eastern Partnership region. All this have been confirmed by numerous international reports published in recent years," said Ilia Darchiashvili.