Speaking after the meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Georgia was one of NATO’s most important partners and the alliance supported the country’s territorial integrity.
“NATO supports Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognised borders. We call on Russia to end its recognition of the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and to withdraw its forces”, he said.
Speaking about NATO’s close cooperation with Georgia on Black Sea security, NATO Chief said that Allies agreed to share more air traffic radar data, working jointly to address hybrid threats, as well as conducting joint exercises in the Black Sea region.
The NATO Secretary General thanked Prime Minister Gakharia for his strong personal commitment to the Alliance and said that “NATO’s partnership with Georgia makes us all safer and more secure”.