EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Eastern partner, Georgia
Brussels (15 January) - Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, will pay his first visit to Georgia on 15 and 16 January. The main objective of the visit is to support the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga as well as the forthcoming review of the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Following the first Association Council in November in Brussels, Commissioner Hahn will discuss with the government how the upgraded political dialogue and the new institutional framework established between the EU and Georgia can be followed up most effectively. In this context, the Commissioner and Prime Minister Garibashvili will sign a Financing Agreement for a new programme to help Georgia implement the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and promote private sector development.
The agenda of the visit will comprise meetings with Prime Minister Garibashvili and members of the Government; the Speaker of the Parliament, representatives of the opposition and Civil Society. Commissioner Hahn will also deliver a key-note speech at Ilia State University of Tbilisi where he will meet with students and pay a visit to two EU-funded projects. (for more information: Maja Kocijancic – Tel.: +32 229 86570; Anca Paduraru – Tel.: +32 229 66430)