NATO SG deems Georgia’s participation in NATO leaders meeting important expression of solidarity, close partnership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday said Georgia is invited to participate in the meeting with the leaders in Madrid, deeming it an “important expression of solidarity and close partnership we have between Georgia and NATO.”

“It is even more important that NATO allies step up their support to other partners that are vulnerable for Russian aggression. Georgia is one of those countries. Russia has invaded parts of Georgia and controls parts of Georgian territory, therefore, I also expect that allies will agree on concrete steps to further strengthen the practical partnership in the way we work together, on training, capacity building, and reforms to increase Georgia’s ability to stand up against Russian intervention,” Jens Stoltenberg stated.

NATO Secretary General also said that tonight the meeting is scheduled with Ukraine, Georgia, Sweden, Finland, and the European Union. “We will also discuss how to step up practical support for other partners at risk, including Bosnia Herzegovina, and Georgia.”

“I expect that at the Summit, NATO Allies will agree a comprehensive assistance package for Ukraine. Helping Ukraine for the longer-term, to transition from Soviet-era equipment to modern NATO equipment, and to improve interoperability with NATO,” Jens Stoltenberg stated.

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