“We will continue to support reform efforts moving Georgia closer to NATO,” Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, declared at the press conference after the NATO summit in Brussels on 14 June 2021.
“NATO stands in solidarity with Georgia. We provide political support, practical support. We will never accept that the parts of Georgia are not under Georgian control – Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We are stepping up our practical support for Georgia, including with the training centre and in other ways. Allies are committed to provide support and also make it very clear that Georgia is a highly valued partner in the Black Sea region. It is for 30 allies to decide when is the right time for Georgia to join. We need consensus in the Alliance to make decisions. I can not say a date, but I can say that we will continue to support reform efforts moving Georgia closer to NATO,” Jens Stoltenberg said.