Ukraine and Georgia must join efforts towards the implementation of European standards, in order to obtain real European perspectives in the nearest future. It has been stated today by the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko during an official visit of the Georgian delegation to Ukraine, headed by the Minister of Justice of Georgia Tea Tsulukiani.
“Ukraine and Georgia have a lot of developments on implementation of reforms. We must exchange our experience in reforming the justice sector. Our common task is to implement and use European standards as much as it is possible in order to obtain that European perspective, our nations deserve, in the nearest future.
An ambitious task stands before both of our countries until the end of the year – to fulfill all requirements for visa-free regime with EU.
“We will be able to exchange our thoughts and experience in this sector as well. I am positive that our countries will cope with this task, and Ukrainians and Georgians will travel to Europe without visas”, - the Minister of Justice of Ukraine added.
Pavlo Petrenko also emphasized that top priority cooperation areas between the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia are judicial reform, enforcement of judgments reform, public services provision reform and decentralization.
“Ukraine can also offer Georgia our experience in reforms that we are implementing the last 1.5 years, in order to be prepared for the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU. Success for our nations lies in cooperation”, - summarized Pavlo Petrenko.
In her turn, the Minister of Justice of Georgia Tea Tsulukiani pointed out that Ukraine and Georgia have a lot in common.
“We are those two countries that despite difficult obstacles continue our way towards our European future”, - she stated.
In her opinion, sharing thoughts and discussions on how both countries must overcome this difficult path are the main objectives of the Georgian delegation’s visit to Ukraine.
“We must share those successes that have been achieved by our countries. Also we have to decide on how to turn these successes into an ultimate victory, resulting in our countries joining the European family. The impulsive force in this direction is our desire for progress and development. I am grateful for the experience that Ukraine is ready to share with Georgia”, - stated the Minister of Justice of Georgia.