The “dynamic” development of relations between Georgia and NATO are highlighted in the annual report on the work of the country’s Government, set to be submitted to the Parliament today before it is presented to MPs by the Prime Minister later this month.
The document notes consultations and “high-level meetings” held in Tbilisi, Brussels and capitals of NATO member states to promote the process of Georgia joining the alliance.
The Bucharest visit of Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili in November, for attending the NATO Ministerial in the city, is also highlighted, with the report noting partner states at the event “reaffirmed the record of the 2008 Bucharest Summit [on Georgia becoming a NATO member]” and “made specific decisions on the implementation of the Georgia-tailored aid package approved at the Madrid Summit”.
It also stresses the alliance has developed an assessment document for the implementation of the 2022 annual national programme that “positively evaluates” reforms carried out in “various fields” in Georgia and its “significant progress” on the way to NATO membership.
The document also highlights the “fruitful work” within the framework of the NATO-Georgia Commission.
It points out the meeting between PM Irakli Garibashvili and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels in April, where Georgia’s accession and the necessity of continuing democratic reforms were discussed.
“The Georgian side is actively working to ensure Georgia’s presence and proper representation at the 2023 Vilnius Summit [of the alliance]”, the document also stresses.
Source : AGENDA.GE