Georgian president addresses Atlantic Youth Summit

Georgia Materials 21 May 2012 15:53 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 21 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has addressed the Atlantic Youth Summit. He spoke about the importance of Georgia's integration into NATO.

The summit moderator was NATO Atlantic Council Vice President Damon Wilson.

"I would like to share my optimism and belief that NATO has a bright future," the Georgian president said. "The values create a history.

NATO is of great importance not only for our country, but for the larger countries, which form the alliance's core."

He stressed that Arab Spring countries have great hopes for NATO.

"We had one goal to return Georgia in the area of ​​European values," Saakashvili said. "This means integration into Euro-Atlantic area.

There is no greater purpose. It is more than a diplomatic choice."

In his speech, the Georgian president also spoke about the success reached by the country in the fight against corruption and Georgia's geopolitical importance for the region.