|Georgian welcomes EU foreign ministers council conclusion|
|February 29, 2012|
The South Caucasus country of Georgia on Tuesday expressed its welcome toward the conclusion adopted a day earlier by the European Union foreign ministers council on Georgia.
The Georgian foreign ministry said that the council conclusions had shown appreciation about strengthening relations with the South Caucasus countries which also include Armenia and Azerbaijan.
"The EU acknowledges the European aspirations and European choice of Georgia and its commitments to building deep and sustainable democracy," the Georgian Foreign Ministry quoted the council conclusion as saying.
"The EU remains committed to promoting prosperity, security, democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights, good governance, sustainable development and regional cooperation throughout the South Caucasus," the ministry said.
The EU foreign ministers also concluded that the union attaches utmost importance to Georgia's ensuring 2012 parliamentary elections and 2013 presidential election meet internationally- recognized democratic standards. The foreign ministers pledged to closely monitor developments in Georgia leading up to these elections.
Georgia will hold parliamentary elections in October and the country's presidential election will be held early next year.
Armenia will hold parliamentary elections in May. All three South Caucasus countries will hold their presidential elections next year.
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