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President: Georgia to be in NATO enlargement’s first wave

Georgia Materials 8 August 2012 14:08
The upcoming NATO Summit will be an enlargement summit, and Georgia will do its best to join the organization, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at the meeting at the Academy of the Georgian Defence Ministry in Gori.
President: Georgia to be in NATO enlargement’s first wave

Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 8 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /

The upcoming NATO Summit will be an enlargement summit, and Georgia will do its best to join the organization, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at the meeting at the Academy of the Georgian Defence Ministry in Gori.

The president met with students and faculty of the Academy. He was accompanied by Defence Minister Dmitry Shashkin, and the Chief of Joint Military Staff Devi Chankotadze.

The president said that Georgia will become the first aspirant to NATO as part of the subsequent enlargement policy, and this was clearly stated at the last, Chicago NATO summit.

Saakashvili stressed that for Georgia NATO is a condition of security and democracy development.

"It is our geopolitical choice, which is supported by most of the population of the country," the president said.

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