Georgia discusses prospects of joining NATO alliance
Georgia, Tbilisi, October 15/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
During his visit to Brussels, Georgian State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili met with Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow.
The sides discussed prospects for Georgia's entry into NATO, the political situation in the country before the presidential election and the democratic processes.
The meeting noted progress in the implementation of reforms that was reflected in the report of the Special Adviser of the European Union Thomas Hammarberg.
Vershbow assured the readiness of NATO to continue supporting Georgia in the way of integration. He expressed the hope that this process will be irreversible and the government will continue with its democratic reforms.
"In this sense, comprehensive support will be provided by NATO that will be reflected in future decisions. It is hoped that when the time comes for these particular solutions, the progress made by Georgia both from the point of view of an indemnity in the ISAF operation (International Security Assistance Force) and in the successful implementation of democratic reforms, will be accordingly and adequately reflected in the decisions of NATO," Petriashvili said.
The Georgian State Minister met with the NATO Secretary General Adviser on New Security Challenges Sorin Ducaru and Permanent Representative of France to the alliance Jean Baptiste Mattei.