Representatives of the German
Federal Ministries of Internal and Foreign Affairs and the German Ambassador
will meet with representatives of the Georgian Government today.
As InterPressNews was informed by the German Embassy in Georgia, the main topic of the meeting will be current events in the field of migration.
According to the German Embassy in Georgia, 700 Georgian citizens requested an asylum in Germany in January alone and almost 100% of them were refused to get one.
According to the Embassy, the number of Georgian citizens enjoying visa liberalization to request an asylum in Germany is increasing despite the fact that the request of most of them is denied.
"Germany, as a close partner and friend of Georgia for decades, supported the visa-free travel for Georgian citizens in March 2017. After that, more than 200 thousand Georgians used this opportunity. Visa-free travel enhances the diverse cultural, economic and public contacts between Germany and Georgia. But for the last months, the number of Georgian citizens enjoying visa liberalization to request an asylum in Germany has increased despite the fact that the request of most of them is denied. The number of asylum seekers has increased three times. 700 Georgian citizens requested an asylum in Germany in January alone and almost 100% of them were refused to get one. Similar situation is observed in other EU countries as well.
The substantial increase in the number of people, who stay in Germany illegally or request an asylum without grounds, causes concerns in the federal government of Germany, hence it is necessary to respond to this problem quickly and effectively. In addition, part from the measures taken at the national and EU level, special importance is given to the partnership with the Georgian government in order to significantly reduce the abuse of visa-free travel. That's why Germany wants to deepen its already close cooperation on readmission issues with Georgia. In addition, Germany will prohibit entry into Schengen zone for those who were refused to get an asylum.
It is necessary to make rapid and sustainable changes in order to strengthen the visa-free regime," says the German Embassy.