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Deputy SecGen: NATO-Georgia Relations ‘in an Excellent Shape’

In her meetings with Georgian leaders in Tbilisi on September 21, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, reaffirmed the Alliance’s “strong commitment” to Georgia. “We are in excellent shape with regard to our NATO-Georgia relationship,” Gottemoeller said at her joint press conference with Deputy Foreign Minister David Dondua. “We will …

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NATO SG: Russia Cannot Decide on Georgia’s Behalf

“Russia has no right to decide on behalf of its neighbors,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at his press conference with Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze in Brussels on July 18, stressing that Georgia has “the right to decide its own path, including what kind of security arrangements it …

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Trump on Georgia’s NATO Membership: ‘Not Right Now’

United States President Donald Trump, who took part in the NATO Summit in Brussels, spoke on Georgia at a press conference on July 12, saying the country has a chance to join the Alliance, but “not right now.” “At a certain point they have a chance, not right now,” Trump said. He also …

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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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Georgian President, NATO SG meet in Brussels

President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met during the NATO Summit in Brussels on July 12, discussing “close partnership” between the Alliance and Georgia. Stoltenberg said at the joint press conference following the meeting that cooperation between NATO and Georgia is “stronger than ever,” and that Georgia is …

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Georgia in NATO Brussels Summit Declaration

Heads of State and Government of the 29 member nations of the North Atlantic Alliance adopted yesterday the Brussels Summit Declaration, reiterating among others the decision made at the 2008 Bucharest Summit “that Georgia will become a member of the Alliance, with MAP as an integral part of the process.” The …

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SG Stoltenberg: NATO’s Door Remains Open for Georgia

A day ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said “NATO’s door is and remains open.”  Speaking at a press conference on July 10, Stoltenberg hailed Georgia’s progress on reforms and on strengthening its defense and security institutions, but noted that he could not …

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Belgian FM: Georgia NATO’s Important Partner

The Belgian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Didier Reynders, who was on a visit to Tbilisi on July 6, met with his Georgian counterpart, Davit Zalkaliani, and discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two nations, as well as the state of affairs in Georgia’s occupied regions. At a …

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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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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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