Visit of Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, to Catherine Ashton: arrival
On 27 June 2012, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, received Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia.
Relations between the EU and Georgia started in 1992 just after Georgia regained its sovereignty in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union. Bilateral relations have further intensified since the 2003 "rose revolution" which brought to power a new Georgian administration committed to an ambitious programme of political and economic reforms. SHOTLIST