On Wednesday, the Commissioners, headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet members of the Government of Georgia, led by Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, in Brussels. This high-level meeting takes place in the context of flourishing relations between the European Union and Georgia, both on a bilateral basis and in the context of the Eastern Partnership initiative.

The EU-Georgia Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, entered into force in July 2016 and is the basis for Georgia’s political association and economic integration with the EU, and the key reform process that the Government is undertaking.

Tomorrow’s meeting is expected to focus on the overall progress in the relationship, while sessions focussing on three sectoral clusters, namely economy, trade and connectivity; education, research, innovation and culture; and justice and internal security, will bring together the relevant members of the Juncker Commission and of the Georgian government to outline concrete ways of increasing and enhancing cooperation in these specific areas.