Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili met NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and the newly-appointed Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina.
At the Orbeliani Palace, President Zourabichvili congratulated Javier Colomina on the appointment and expressed readiness to continue tight cooperation. The President elaborated on the situation across the occupied regions, Georgia’s NATO integration aspiration. Javier Colomina welcomed Georgia’s engagement in the regional security and stability enhancement process.
The newly-appointed Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia also met Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, saying Georgia is a significant partner for NATO that made the ‘meaningful contribution’ to the peace mission in Afghanistan. Javier Colomina reconfirmed the NATO commitment for Georgia’s membership in the Alliance and its territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
“We are very much committed to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspiration. We consider the commitment from your country and the society to become a part of the group of countries that share values and democracies. And in that sense, we expect all those countries to deliver all these standards. We are supporting these efforts that Georgia is doing in that sense,” he claimed.
During a meeting with Georgian Parliament Speaker Kakha Kuchava, the sides discussed ongoing democratic reforms and their significance for Georgia’s rapid integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General arrived in Georgia for a two-day visit within the framework of his Caucasus region trip. The purpose of NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General’s regional trip is “to identify ways to further enhance NATO’s engagement in the Caucasus.”
I was honoured to meet Georgian 🇬🇪 President @Zourabichvili_S in my first official visit to her country. We talked about regional security and try to identify ways to enhance #NATO Georgia partnership. NATO is committed to Georgia’s Euro Atlantic aspirations. pic.twitter.com/KsXiT0csHu
— Javier Colomina (@JavierColominaP) October 19, 2021