Georgian Foreign Minister: Those who doubt value and success of Eastern Partnership, look at Georgia

When the leaders of 34 countries meet on 21-22 May for the Riga Eastern Partnership Summit, we will be confronting geopolitical realities which are dramatically different from those which framed our last gathering.
Georgia's Tamar Beruchashvili with foreign ministers of Poland, Denmark and Sweden

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