Five EU foreign ministers urge Georgia to continue on the path to EU, Nato

The election results place on the leaders of Georgian Dream and the United National Movement a great responsibility to ensure that the newly-elected Parliament will take up its functions in a normal and constructive manner, in accordance with democratic and constitutional norms, the foreign ministers of five European Union countries – Bulgaria among them – said in a joint letter to election victor Bidzina Ivanishvili and Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.

” We strongly believe that now is the time to work together for national unity and the interests ofGeorgia,” the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,Latvia,Lithuania and Romania said in the letter, according to a statement on October 9 2012 by the Foreign Ministry in Sofia.

Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream defeated Saakashvili’s United National Movement in parliamentary elections in Georgia earlier in October. Ivanishvili already has named a cabinet.

The five foreign ministers, who visited Georgiaon the eve of elections in mid-September, urged the country to continue with reforms that will pave the way to membership of the European Union and of Nato.

“It is important that the Georgian government spares no energy or enthusiasm to undertake the necessary reforms in pursuit of these goals,” the foreign ministers said, confirming the support of their countries for the achievement of Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, the statement said.



The Sofia Globe staff

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