Stoltenberg promised Georgia membership in NATO: Policy :: RBC

The Alliance noted the success of Tbilisi on the way of reforms and promised to continue the work on preparing the country for membership, said NATO Secretary General

Jens Stoltenberg

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Since the first meeting of the NATO — Georgia it’s been ten years since Tbilisi and the military unit has established close cooperation, said Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg. NATO “fully supports” Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Tbilisi, “Georgia will become a NATO member,” he said.

In the organization is impressed with the progress the country has made on the path of reform, Stoltenberg said, and called on Georgia to follow the same course. The Secretary General also thanked Tbilisi for the contribution the country makes to the stability of the black sea region.

“We are committed to the fulfillment of the conditions that we discussed with our allies to strengthen our capabilities, will bring us closer to NATO,” — said the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, the TV channel Rustavi 2.

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Georgia took the course on integration with the military unit after the “rose revolution” in 2003, and after the war in South Ossetia, a Commission was established the NATO — Georgia.

In 2013, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said that his government intends to pursue the writing of a road map on joining the Alliance in 2014. However, in June of the following year the countries of the block decided not to make Georgia a formal invitation for membership in NATO, saying on strengthening cooperation with Tbilisi.

At the end of may 2018, the head of the Georgian Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said that the government plans to ensure that the country joined NATO in 2021, “one hundred years after the Soviet occupation.”

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