NATO and Georgia intensify contacts

NATO and Georgia intensify contacts

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai said at the meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze that the alliance will further boost its support for Georgia next year and the assistance will also be revealed in many high-level visits from Brussels.

Appathurai noted that 2018 was particularly successful in NATO-Georgian relations and said that the alliance is well aware of its responsibilities to the country.

"Prime Minister Bakhtadze told me that the government is eager to meet the will of the Georgian people regarding the country’s integration into NATO. It is our responsibility to provide firm support to achieve this goal," Agenda.ge cited Appathurai as saying.

Georgia’s role in Black Sea security and the Georgian presidential elections were also discussed during the meeting.

Appathurai also met with Georgian president-elect Salome Zurabishvili.

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