Georgian Foreign Minister and Hungarian counterpart give ‘high appreciation’ to Georgia’s EU questionnaire response

Ilia Darchiashvili, the Georgian Foreign Minister and Peter Siarto, the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade gave a “high appreciation” to the completion of the questionnaire for Georgia’s accession to the European Union, submitted by the country earlier than expected this week.

Ministers discussed bilateral relations between Georgia and Hungary and Hungary’s “active support” to Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic path during the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition Against ISIS on Wednesday in Rome. Siarto welcomed Georgia’s “quick completion” of the questionnaire and expressed hope that the efforts would be duly appreciated by EU partners.

The two officials also reviewed the “significant efforts and progress” made by Georgia in recent years in its European integration process, especially since the signing of the Association Agreement signed with the European Union in 2014. The Hungarian Foreign Minister reaffirmed his country’s support. for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, the press office of the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.

Darchiashvili thanked his counterpart for the ongoing projects supported by Hungary in the field of higher education for Georgia, while the parties also exchanged information on the measures taken by the two states to support Ukraine amid of Russian military aggression, as well as the situation in the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia.

Darchiashvili is attending the ministerial meeting at the invitation of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The event is seen as proof of commitment and international coordination in the fight against ISIS.