On June 26, 2017 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) organized a discussion on EU integration for the representatives of ethnic Armenian community in Ninotsminda, Samtskhe-Javakheti.
The lecture was delivered by Kakha Gogolashvili, the Director of the EU Studies Center at the Rondeli Foundation. He introduced the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) to the audience, discussed the details of cooperation with the EU in various fields including agriculture, energy, transport and many more. The speaker also explained the essence, importance and benefits of visa free travel for the Georgian citizens.
The discussion was held under the series of lectures on issues of nationwide importance. The aim of the presentations is to increase the capacity-building of ethnic minority community of Javakheti, to forge a common understanding and vision of the Georgian state among the citizens of Georgia despite their ethnic origin and promote a national integration process in line with the principles of modern, democratic state. As a result, the minority community representatives are better equipped and empowered to become agents of change.