Visit of Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgian Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: arrival and round table and extracts from the joint press briefing

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-075230   Duration: 10:04:25  Lieu:
End production: 12/11/2012   First transmission: 12/11/2012
For his first foreign trip as Head of the Georgian Government, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgian Prime Minister, visited José Manuel Barroso on 12 November 2012 in Brussels. They held a joint press briefing after their meeting.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the EC Berlaymont building 00:00:10
10:00:15 Close shot of the Georgian flag 00:00:06
10:00:22 Arrival of Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgian Prime Minister, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:24
10:00:47 Handshake between Bidzina Ivanishvili and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:09
10:00:56 Arrival of Bidzina Ivanishvili and José Manuel Barroso in the President's office 00:00:08
10:01:05 Meeting between Bidzina Ivanishvili and José Manuel Barroso (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:01:19 Arrival of Bidzina Ivanishvili and José Manuel Barroso at the press point 00:00:05
10:01:24 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:01
10:01:26 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that he sees the Prime Minister's choice to visit Brussels in his first official trip abroad as a clear sign of Georgia's continued engagement with the EU; Georgia is a key member of the Eastern Partnership and the EU is keen in bringing the country closer to the EU. 00:00:22
10:01:48 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:06
10:01:54 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the elections in Georgia were successfully held and they were recognized as such: free and fair elections; but as we all know, democracy goes beyond the Election Day; it is also the day after and upholding our democratic principles and rule of law on a daily basis; this is an indispensable condition for democracy. 00:00:27
10:02:22 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:04
10:02:26 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that they have already closed several chapters in the Association Agreement negotiations; they are making real progress in the deepened comprehensive free trade area negotiations and they hope that the pace of trade reforms in the country will allow them to finalize these negotiations in time for the 2013 Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. 00:00:23
10:02:49 Cutaway of the translators 00:00:07
10:02:56 SOUNDBITE by Bidzina Ivanishvili (in GEORGIAN) saying that he stated that the new Government which he's the leader, has as a priority the European integration as well as integration into NATO and they will do their best to accelerate this process as much as it is possible. 00:00:23
10:03:20 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:03:26 SOUNDBITE by Bidzina Ivanishvili (in GEORGIAN) saying that they are doing their best to have Georgia fulfil and implement all the tasks and objectives of the agenda and the roadmap of the Eastern Partnership. 00:00:22
10:03:48 Cutaway of a cameraman 00:00:05
10:03:54 SOUNDBITE by Bidzina Ivanishvili (in GEORGIAN) saying that it is also very important to continue the Geneva talks and with this regard they still call upon the EU to support this format; it is also very interesting to underline the very strong position of the EU with regards the recognition of the territorial integrity of Georgia and in the future they still hope that in the security issues and in the stability issues they will receive the strong support of the EU. 00:00:31
10:04:25 Bidzina Ivanishvili and José Manuel Barroso shaking hands and leaving the press room 00:00:14
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