"With the region's stability challenged by the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan reigniting in autumn 2020, it became essential to consolidate Georgia's democracy and stability," said an article published on Euronews by President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili and the President of the European Council Charles Michel.
An article titled "Georgia's future is European" says that a political deadlock arose in Georgia earlier this year and that latent polarization pitted the ruling and opposition parties against each other:
"With the full backing of the President of Georgia, the President of the European Council offered EU mediation in the political dialogue relaunched during his 1 March visit to Georgia. We, the President of Georgia and the President of the European Council, want to express our deep satisfaction in seeing this deal agreed and signed by the ruling and opposition parties."
The co-authors described the resolution of the political crisis as a win for Georgia, the Georgian people, and the EU.
"The EU can count on a stable, fiercely pro-European partner in a region essential to Europe's values, security, and connectivity. At a time when the regional landscape is being reshaped, Georgia matters more than ever," the article stressed.