Giorgi Khelashvili, a member of the ruling Georgian Dream Party, believes that NATO Ministerial will be a preparatory stage to determine the form of NATO-Georgia future relations.
According to Khelashvili, a positive expectation comes from the fact that the new US administration supports the strengthening of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, which is very important for Georgia.
“Georgia should be ready to fully engage in future negotiations. It is welcoming that the report prepared by NATO’s Group of Experts directly states that the NATO negotiations with Georgia should move to a qualitatively different stage, which can be interpreted as a call for MAP, a membership action plan. The future will show how much it is implemented, but I’m confident that the relations between Georgia and NATO will become much closer and more dynamic in the next four years,” Giorgi Khelashvili said.
According to Khelashvili, in terms of results, this could be a regular military exercise, NATO intensification in the Black Sea region, as well as further strengthening of NATO infrastructure in Georgia.
On December 3, 2020, Carnegie Europe, in partnership with NATO, will host the public launch of the NATO 2030 Expert Group’s Report: “United for a New Era”, according to the official webpage of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization.