NATO Secretary General urges Georgia to continue abiding by democratic norms
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 4 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Ramussen has urged Georgia to continue democratic reforms in order to achieve NATO standards.
The statement was made at NATO headquarters on Tuesday, where a meeting of NATO foreign ministers is being held.
He thanked Georgia for its participation in NATO operations in Afghanistan, saying that Georgia is a reliable partner of the alliance.
Rasmussen appreciated the elections held in Georgia and its democratic transfer of power.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze will deliver a speech at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. Panjikidze told Georgian media that she intends to focus on the change of power in Georgia and assuring that the new power strengthens democracy in the country.
"I intend to say that our foreign policy priorities have not been changed and we will once again seek to join NATO and European integration," she said.
Panjikidze will also speak at a NATO meeting on Afghanistan.
A meeting of the NATO-Georgia commission will be held in Brussels on Dec. 5.