The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili, and the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, met to discuss the country’s Western course – judicial reform, the rule of law, and human rights challenges, including the protection of LGBTQ people.
Metsola and Gharibashvili posted information about the meeting on Twitter.
Had a chance to discuss ’s membership process w/ @EP_President. Submission of Questionnaire during the recent geopolitical shifts stands as another confirmation of the irreversibility of choice of people. Grateful for @Europarl_EN‘s continuous support on this path. pic.twitter.com/tqCEPnQ3H6
— Irakli Garibashvili (@GharibashviliGe) May 17, 2022
Irakli Gharibashvili wrote on his Twitter account that he had discussed the issue of Georgia’s EU membership with the President of the European Parliament and that “filling in the EU questionnaire during geopolitical changes is another confirmation of the Georgian people’s Western choice,” but did not comment on the issues discussed at the meeting.
The president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metzola, tweeted that “Georgia belongs to the European family” and that “judicial reform, the rule of law, media freedom, LGBTQI and human rights are crucial to the country’s European path.”
Metsola also noted that “they are unanimous in their support for Ukraine.”
Good meeting with Prime Minister of @GharibashviliGe at @Europarl_EN.#Georgia belongs to the family.
Reforms in judiciary, rule of law, media freedom, LGBTIQ+ and human rights remain crucial for the country’s European path.
We will remain united in our support to . pic.twitter.com/0voZLnSAAq
— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) May 17, 2022