Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Territorial Integrity of Georgia and its Integration into the European Union: Motion

9:40 am

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I also support the motion, which has unanimous backing in this committee. When the First Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner Frans Timmermans, was here on Tuesday, I took the opportunity to mention the huge progress that Georgia had made. It has made significant strides on the path to EU accession. As Mr. Timmermans said, the current mandate of the Commission does not include enlargement policies. It is important, however, to put on record the huge progress that Georgia has made. Hopefully, we will see that further step in future. Like my colleagues, I wish to compliment the Georgian representatives on their ongoing work in building relations with Irish society in general.


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