Georgia is the NATO partner of high rank and NATO continues supporting Georgia for membership of the alliance,” Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of North-Atlantic Treaty Alliance thus responded to the question of First Channel’s journalist if Georgia’s NATO membership was considered without activation of the 5th article on the occupied territories.
“We praised Georgia for progress reached on path of NATO membership as well as implementation of reforms and contribution to peacekeeping operations. The 26 member states will decide when Georgia is ready to join the alliance,” NATO Chief stated.
According to Stoltenberg, even though Georgia is not a member of NATO, it is a close partner. NATO chief made these statements within the framework of the Munich Security Conference.