Georgia is going to officially apply for EU membership, the country’s top officials have announced.
The announcement was made on Twitter by Shalva Papuashvili, head of the Georgian Parliament, and Nikoloz Samkharadze, chair of the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee.
Georgia’s aim to join the European bloc comes in parallel with Ukraine’s request for fast-track membership of the EU.
In the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a formal request to join the EU this week.
The presidents of eight EU member states – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia – recently signed an open letter pushing the bloc to grant Ukraine the status of an EU membership candidate.