NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze to NATO Headquarters ahead of the NATO-Georgia Commission meeting earlier today.
During the meeting Stoltenberg and Burchuladze discussed the NATO Summit outcomes, where Heads of State and Government reaffirmed NATO’s enduring commitment to Open Door Policy. They also discussed political and practical cooperation, as well as Black Sea security.
Jens Stoltenberg thanked Juansher Burchuladze for Georgia’s substantial contributions to NATO’s operations and missions over the years, and welcomed Georgia’s focus on electoral and judicial reforms, which support Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
During their exchanges, the Secretary General reaffirmed NATO’s full support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Noting that the country uses all of its practical and political tools, Minister Burchuladze has reaffirmed Georgia’s aspirations for eventual NATO membership.
Georgia is one of the NATO’s closest partners aspiring to join the Alliance. The country actively contributes to NATO-led operations and cooperates with the allies and other partner countries in many other areas.