Georgian President Declares 2016 Year of Europe

The year 2016 will be the year of Europe, President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili said.

The President made the announcement at the 25th anniversary ceremony of the National Guard.

Margvelashvili highlighted Georgia's strengthened independence, having achieved freedom.

"The Georgian National Guard was founded 25 years ago and it played a very important role in developing Georgia as a modern and new state after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Next year we will celebrate the new Georgian statehood, the independence that we achieved together. In 2016 we'll see new goals and opportunities,” he said.

According to Margvelashvili, Georgia aspires becoming a member of the European Union, no valid alternative exists, and to become member of the EU family is Georgia's main goal.

21 December 2015 15:31