Nato allies confirm Georgia to become member state, though exact date still pending
Nato allies confirm Georgia to become member state, though exact date still pending

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reviewed Georgia’s pathway to NATO membership at the Brussels Forum.

Jens Stoltenberg expects “the NATO allies today, recommit, confirm the decisions we have taken before, not least, the Bucharest Summit where we stated clearly that Georgia will become a member but we did not provide any dates, and we will not provide any dates today either.”

NATO Secretary General stressed that “the NATO’s door is open. “We demonstrated that over the last couple of years with Montenegro and North Macedonia joining,” he said.

“Our focus is on the reform. Our focus is to continue to support Georgia. It’s only for the aspirant country, Georgia and 30 allies to decide on the enlargement of our alliance.”

NATO is holding a Summit today at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium.

From June 14 to June 18, 2021, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) will convene the 16th edition of the Brussels Forum. Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is among high-level speakers at the forum.

High-level speakers include NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Georgian Foreign Ministry reported.

 

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