February 25, 2013 10:29
Cecilia Malmstrom to discuss liberalization of visa regime between Georgia, EU
TBILISI. Feb 25 (Interfax) - European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom will meet with Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Pandzhikidze on Monday.
Malmstrom will present an appropriate plan of actions to the Georgian authorities as part of the dialogue on the liberalization of the visa regime between Georgia and the European Union
If Georgia successfully fulfils this plan, the visa requirement will be waived for Georgian citizens in the EU (in the countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement).
The plan consists of two phases, which envision legislative changes and reforms in specific areas (border management, migration, human rights, public order, and security).
Malmstrom arrived in Tbilisi on Sunday evening. During her visit, she will also meet with the Georgian president, prime minister, interior minister, and the state minister on integration in the European and Euro-Atlantic structures.
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