Visit of North-Atlantic Council started [photo]
Visit of North-Atlantic Council started [photo]

The visit of North-Atlantic Council (NAC) to Georgia has started. Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller and the members of the NAC arrived at the Batumi International Airport a few minutes ago.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, Head of Government of Adjara Autonomous Republic Tornike Rizvadze and Ambassador of Georgia to NATO Alexander Maisuradze met the guests at the airport.

The North-Atlantic Council (NAC), the principal political decision-making body of NATO, visits Georgia at the invitation of the Georgian government. The delegation includes permanent representatives of 29 member states of NATO. The delegation is headed by Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller.

Rose Gottemoeller will chair a meeting of the NATO–Georgia Commission together with the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia in Batumi city of Georgia’s Adjara region.

Gottemoeller and the NATO Permanent Representatives will also meet with President Salome Zurabishvili, Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri, Minister of Defence Irakli Gharibashvili, as well as Parliament Speaker Archil Talakvadze and other legislators.

The NATO Deputy Secretary-General will deliver a speech to students at the Batumi State University as well. The NATO Ambassadors will have a working lunch with Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani and will meet with the civil society representatives and visit two Georgian coast guard vessels.

This is the fifth visit of NAC to Georgia.