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NATO, Georgia Agree to Enhance Partnership

Leaders of 29 NATO member nations and Georgian officials met at NATO-Georgia Commission meeting in Brussels today to discuss security, defense reform and cooperation. Upon conclusion of the meeting, the sides adopted a joint declaration, emphasizing “unique scope and depth of Georgia’s relationship with the Alliance.” In the declaration, Allies recognize the …

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President Margvelashvili to Attend NATO Brussels Summit

President Giorgi Margvelashvili will lead the Georgian delegation at the NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12, Tengiz Pkhaladze, the President’s Foreign Affairs Secretary announced today. Pkhaladze underscored that one of Georgia’s main objectives in the period leading to the Summit was “to draw the attention of the Alliance towards …

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CSOs Address North Atlantic Council over Georgia’s NATO Membership

A group of 49 civil society organizations addressed the North Atlantic Council today to “consider political breakthrough toward the Georgia’s NATO membership” at the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12. In their open letter, the civil society organizations, among them Transparency International Georgia, Atlantic Council of Georgia, Georgian …

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Georgian Defense Minister Visits Brussels

Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria participated today in the meeting of defense ministers of the countries involved in the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, held on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels on June 7-8. Minister Izoria underscored in his remarks after the meeting that Georgia remains “committed to its obligations …

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Volker: US, Georgia enjoy strategic dialogue, close military ties

Voice of America’s Ani Chkhikvadze sat down with Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, to discuss Georgia’s domestic and foreign affairs. Recently, Syria’s Assad Government recognized occupied Abkhazia and Ossetia as independent states. Why do you think we saw this right now, especially given that Georgia, as …

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William Courtney: Georgia Enjoys Bipartisan U.S. Support

At the conclusion of Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili’s recent visit to Washington DC, three senior U.S. diplomats published a story, titled “Where Georgia is Headed.” The article, authored by William Courtney, Daniel Fried and Kenneth Yalowitz, reflects on the three ambassadors’ earlier report, dubbed “Georgia’s Path Westward.” To discuss …

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Georgia in NATO PA’s Warsaw Declaration

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session in Warsaw adopted a declaration on the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels, appealing among others for Alliance leaders’ reaffirmation of NATO’s Open Door Policy towards Georgia. The Declaration on Affirming NATO’s Unity and Credibility at the Brussels Summit, adopted by the Plenary Sitting on …

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SG Jens Stoltenberg: Ukraine, Georgia NATO’s ‘Close Partners’

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Plenary Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) in Warsaw on May 28, and spoke among others on NATO’s relations with Georgia. “We will continue to provide practical and political support to Ukraine, to Georgia,” the Secretary General said in his remarks, adding …

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Hodges: Do Everything To Become Indigestible For Russia

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair of Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis, told Voice of America’s Ia Meurmishvili that NATO has reacted strongly to Russia’s aggression, and that the Alliance has not been as strong as it is now for a long time. LTG Hodges …

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Secretary Of State: U.S. Eager To Welcome Georgia To NATO

The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, told the Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili,  at the Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission in Washington on May 21 that “America’s support for Georgia remains strong and steadfast and will continue to do so.” “President Trump stands by the …

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MDF Presents New Report on Anti-Western Propaganda

Tbilisi-based Media Development Foundation released its third annual monitoring report on May 14, identifying around two thousand anti-western messages in Georgian media in 2017. The report, covering the period between January 1 and December 31, 2017, documented the anti-western messages and fake news in seventeen television, online and print media …

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Georgian Leaders Want NATO Summit to Recognize Country’s Progress

The country’s progress on its NATO integration path has to be “adequately” recognized at the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12, the Georgian leaders stressed yesterday, shortly after the National Security Council session. In his remarks after the meeting, President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Georgia “was indeed a frontrunner” …

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Four NATO Ships Make Port Call in Georgia

Four NATO ships, assigned to the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), arrived on a four-day port call in Poti on Georgia’s Black Sea coast today. The maritime group, which includes the British frigate HMS Duncan, Turkish TCG Gemlik, Bulgarian BGS Drazki, and Romanian ROS Regele Ferdinand, is led by Mike …

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Georgian Leaders Reiterate NATO Membership a Priority

President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Parliament Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze reiterated today that NATO membership remains country’s top foreign policy priority. The leaders were addressing the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum in Tbilisi today. They also spoke about shared values with the alliance, and highlighted …

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Political Ratings and Public Attitudes in NDI-Commissioned Poll

U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) released its public opinion survey, which shows respondents’ attitudes towards broad range of issues, among them political parties, foreign policy and government performance. The survey was fielded by the Caucasus Resource Research Centers (CRRC) for NDI between March 20 and April 4 with the financial …

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Wess Mitchell: Georgia Will Become a NATO Member

“The United States supports Georgia steadfastly in its path to NATO and the European Union,” Wess Mitchell, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, who is on the first visit to Georgia as part of his diplomatic tour in Europe, said at the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum …

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PM Kvirikashvili on Georgia’s EU, NATO Integration

“Georgia is no longer a post-[Soviet] country. I think we need to get rid of this post clichés. We are a country which can be easily called Eastern European country,” the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted at the Bratislava Global Security Forum (GLOBSEC) on May 28. Speaking on the “Eastern Neighborhood …

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