Georgian electoral reform discussed at NATO headquarters
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 31 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
NATO headquarters hosted a Georgia-NATO meeting at ambassadorial level on the reform of the electoral system in Georgia and preparation for parliamentary elections on October 1.
As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the meeting was chaired by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The Georgian delegation was headed by the permanent representative of Georgia to NATO Ambassador Grigol Mgaloblishvili. It also included the First Deputy Minister of Justice Tina Burjaliani and Deputy State Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures Elene Khoshtaria.
The Georgian side presented information on electoral reform and its results, on the preparations for the elections and the existing challenges. Information was also provided on the special operation taken place on the Dagestan section of the Georgian-Russian border.
Alliance members praised the achievements of Georgia in the field of democratic reform and stressed the importance of free and fair elections.
They also noted the progress made towards the integration of Georgia into NATO and expressed appreciation for its contribution to Euro-Atlantic security.