POLITICS
220,000 People Benefited from Visa Liberalization
19 February, 2018
A total of 220,000 people have benefited from visa liberalization, - Georgia’s Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze told reporters at the NATO-EU Information Center.

“220,000 persons have benefited from visa liberalization. This is really a great success, a great opportunity. These visits mainly served tourism goals, deepening of business relationships and cultural connections, or other short-term visits. There are a number of requests for asylum in the EU. They are seeking asylum in a wrong, unreasonable way. The
request for asylum is satisfied only if a person is pursued in his/her country due to political pressure, restriction of political freedom and violations of human rights.
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These visits mainly served tourism goals, deepening of business relationships and cultural connections

Consequently, this requirement is often illegitimate and is not satisfied. So this is a lottery for these citizens, they spend their little resources to arrive and ask asylum. Finally, their demand is not satisfied. So for them it is a risk, danger. We want to warn them once again not to yield to false information, false promises from mediators, to better understand the goal of their visit to EU member states, " - Janelidze said.

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