Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on Wednesday said Latvia would “always be supportive of Georgia becoming both member of the NATO and EU, but it’s very much up to Georgia how much cooperation it wants with NATO.”
Before the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, Rinkēvičs told Georgian media outlets that “we are here to help you to enhance your resilience, to help you with reforms but of course, a lot depends on you.”
“Yesterday, we were discussing a lot about the Bucharest Summit decisions back in 2008 and everyone was reminded that both Ukraine and Georgia have been promised NATO membership. Now the big question is what kind of political plan we design to fulfil this promise that has been made 14 years ago here in Bucharest but the main message to partner countries will be [that] we are here to help you to enhance your resilience, to help you with reforms but of course, a lot depends on you,” Edgars Rinkēvičs underscored.
Bucharest, Romania is hosting a meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on 29-30 November 2022. The meeting is chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.