TBILISI, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said Friday the country would sign key political and trade deals with the European Union (EU) on June 27.
Panjikidze said Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili would sign the association agreement on behalf of president Giorgi Margvelashvili.
The deals will create closer political ties and free trade between the EU and Georgia. Moscow has previously warned the deals would have negative economic consequences for Russia and conflict with the arrangements it had with the country.
Panjikidze said the ministers of foreign affairs, economy and justice and the state minister in charge of European and Euro-Atlantic integration matters would also go to Brussels to witness the signing.