Salome Zourabichvili: Brexit is Georgia's chance to push for EU membership

Salome Zourabichvili: Brexit is Georgia's chance to push for EU membership
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  • calendar-gray 05 April 2019

Georgia must seize the opportunity presented by the U.K.’s departure from the European Union to push its case for integration leading to membership of the bloc, according to the country’s new president Salome Zourabichvili, ONAreports citing Bloomberg.

“We are looking at this situation with the determination to get the most out of it,’’ Salome Zourabichvili said in an interview in the capital, Tbilisi. “There is a logic that the country that has been steadily moving toward and wanting Europe can’t be treated less than the country that’s steadily moving away from Europe.’’

“Militarily, we are absolutely ready,” Zourabichvili said. “If we were to get the Membership Action Plan, everybody knows that we would be ready in two months,’’ Zourabichvili stated.​​

Aida Tinayeva

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