Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili awarded the Golden Fleece Medal to NATO Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai.
President Zourabichvili called James Appathurai a friend of Georgia. She said he played a significant role in Georgia’s development and popularization. Zourabichvili stressed that it was Appathurai’s merit that Georgia was trusted abroad.
“The path we passed over the years towards NATO is a path of serious success. We have seen the recognition of our progress at the recent summit and how far we moved to reach our main and unwavering aspiration to join NATO,” said Salome Zurabishvili.
NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia met Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze and Parliament Speaker Kakha Kuchava earlier on Friday as part of his Georgia visit.