Rose Gottemoeller: We agreed to improve Substantial Package, Allies committed to provide further resources
Rose Gottemoeller: We agreed to improve Substantial Package, Allies committed to provide further resources

“We’ve agreed that NATO and Georgia should refresh and improve the Substantial Package (SNGP), Allies committed to provide further resources,  – NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller made this statement after the meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission in Batumi.

Gottemoeller praised Georgia for strengthening defence institutions, modernizing the armed forces and making clear progress on defence spending.

“We welcomed the substantial progress on reforms in Georgia. You are capable to implement reforms in defence sphere and modernize defence forces. You have achieved significant progress in terms of defence spending. We encourage you to continue on this path”, – Rose Gottemoeller stated.

The issue of the refresh of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) is highlighted in the statement adopted by NATO-Georgia Commission.

“NATO and Georgia are ready to further enhance this cooperation. Building on the success of the last five years, Allies have agreed that NATO and Georgia should conduct a refresh of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP), to be delivered during 2020, to update and improve the package”, – the statement reads.

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