Georgia negotiating with Germany, France, Poland, Israel on legal employment

The Georgian Foreign Ministry says that signing deals with EU member states on the legal employment of Georgia is among its priorities.Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 13 May 2019 - 12:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is negotiating with three EU member states, Germany, France and Poland to allow for the legal employment of Georgians in those countries, as well as with Israel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia reports.

An agreement has already been achieved with France.

Legal employment of Georgians is one of the priorities for the ministry of Foreign Affairs, as such deals will decrease the number of illegal migrants and boost the qualification of Georgian nationals,” the Foreign Ministry says.

A pilot project is underway with Poland, with up to 45 Georgian citizens legally employed, the ministry says.

Per the programme, Georgians employed abroad are only allowed to stay and work temporarily.