2020 was marked by the adoption of the refreshed Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP). This updated agreement will bring it to a more ambitious level and will be more tailored to the modern security challenges. I would like to take this opportunity and thank all Allies for their active support and contribution to this very important endeavour, Georgian PM Irakli Gharibashvili declared at a joint press conference after a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.
According to Irakli Gharibashvili, despite the internal and external security challenges, Georgia continues carrying out a comprehensive reform agenda and move forward on our integration process.
“We do hope that refreshed SNGP will receive even more support from the Allies in the future. NATO has played a significant role in enhancing Georgia’s defence capabilities and increasing our resilience. We, on our side, have spared no effort to stand by the values of the North Atlantic Treaty, carry out a comprehensive reform agenda, and move forward on our integration process, despite the internal and external security challenges.
A performance-based approach remains the core aspect of NATO’s Open-Door Policy. Therefore, taking into consideration Georgia’s success, its dedication and contribution to the shared Euro-Atlantic security, we do believe that time has come to move forward on Georgia’s aspirations. We fervently hope for the full implementation of the Bucharest Summit decision that will lead to concrete and tangible steps aimed at inviting Georgia fully into the Euro-Atlantic family,” Georgian PM stated.