At the Vilnius Summit, the allies will reiterate support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the press conference in Brussels.
“Our message has been, for a long time, and we reiterated it at the previous summit, that we need to strengthen partnerships with partners that are vulnerable to Russian interference and pressure. At the summit, the allies will reiterate support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.
The allies will also expect Georgia’s right to decide its own future on foreign policy free from outside intervention. Therefore, we call on Russia to withdraw its forces it has in Georgia without any consent from the Georgian government and to end its recognition and militarization of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
I think we have to recognize the importance Georgia plays in strengthening the partnership between NATO and Georgia and the commitment to the Euro-Atlantic security,” he said.