Head of the EU diplomacy Josep Borrell urged Georgia not to be disappointed by the failure to grant candidate status for accession and to continue to carry out the tasks to join the European Union.
Borrell said this after arriving at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, European Pravda reported.
"This (recognition of the European perspective - ed.) is a step forward for them. They should not take it in a negative way. Now they have a path and what they have to do, a timetable. So this is important progress. Keep working, you're on a good path," Borrell said.
Georgia applied for EU membership along with Ukraine and Moldova, but was denied candidate status by the European Commission. At the same time, the EU agreed to officially recognize Georgia's European prospect.
The final decision on granting the status will be made by the European Council at the summit, but European Council President Charles Michel has already made it clear that only Ukraine and Moldova will be candidates.