Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze is hoping that his country would become a member of the European Union, or be in the final stages of joining the bloc, within 15 years, Radio Free Europe reports.

    “We know that neither Georgia is ready today nor [is] the European Union [ready] for Georgia to become a member of the EU,” he said. “But in the future — let’s say in 15 years plus, minus, I don’t know — it is quite realistic to speak about Georgia’s EU membership.”

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