NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the decision made during the 2008 NATO Bucharest Summit remains in force and that Georgia and Ukraine will become members of the alliance.
Jens Stoltenberg said during the jubilee summit in London that NATO was focused on helping Georgia and Ukraine in their aspirations but refrained from naming the exact date when these countries would become NATO members.
“We are focused on helping Georgia and Ukraine in their moving forward on the path of the Euro-Atlantic integration including in carrying out reforms, modernization of security institutions. There is more NATO in Georgia now than ever. We have a training centre in the suburbs of Tbilisi. We conducted large-scale training and have close political contacts,” Stoltenberg said.
According to NATO Chief, visits to Georgia and Ukraine confirm that the alliance is working with both countries. He said that the relations were two-sided. Cooperation was fruitful for these two countries and for NATO, too, because Georgia and Ukraine participated in peacekeeping missions and operations of NATO.
NATO leaders today gathered for a summit in London to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary. The 29 allies met in London symbolically since the first headquarter office of the military block was located in the capital of England.