As it was pointed out during today’s meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller, the North Atlantic Alliance stands strong in its support for Georgia’s ongoing democratic reforms.
Special emphasis during the meeting was placed on the key issues on the NATO-Georgia cooperation agenda, progress in the implementation of the Substantial Package, and regional security challenges.
Steps toward empowering democratic institutions and the judiciary were also commended.
The parties also discussed further steps toward strengthening practical cooperation and partnership in the Black Sea Region.
The Prime Minister thanked the North Atlantic Alliance for its unwavering support of Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Held within the framework of the North Atlantic Council’s visit to Batumi, the meeting was attended by Georgia’s Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri, and representatives of the North Atlantic Alliance: NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative James Appathurai, and other members of the delegation.