Georgia – Conversation between Catherine Colonna and Salomé Zourabichvili, President of Georgia (13 March 2023)


On March 13, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna welcomed Salomé Zourabichvili, President of Georgia.

The minister took this opportunity to share France’s support for Georgia’s EU integration process. In keeping with the 12 recommendations made by the European Commission in June 2022, she stressed the need to step up reforms to strengthen the rule of law and thereby have the possibility of obtaining candidate status.

Catherine Colonna commended the Georgian government on its decision to withdraw the bill on “foreign agents.” Moving forward, she called for maintaining the utmost caution regarding any initiative that is likely to harm the cohesion of Georgian society.

The minister also underscored her commitment to the continued strengthening of bilateral relations and her support of Georgia in the face of Russia’s attempts at destabilization.