NATO membership – guarantor of Georgia’s independence, says FM
NATO membership will be a guarantor of security and independence of Georgia, the country's deputy prime minister, foreign minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said.
He made the remarks during the event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the NATO and European Union Information Centre in Georgia, Sputnik reported.
"Our authorities are making every effort to achieve progress in the difficult process of integration," said Kvirikashvili. "We carry out many reforms, continue to build democratic institutions and have serious achievements in the sphere of security."
From this point of view, the activities of the NATO and European Union Information Centre are gaining utmost importance, according to Georgia's foreign minister.
NATO Week in Georgia aimed at informing the citizens about the alliance kicked off Oct.25.
Various events, including youth conferences and meetings with representatives of NGOs and diplomatic corps will be held in Tbilisi and in the country's regions as part of the NATO Week.
Moreover, it is planned to open a new regional office of the NATO and European Union Information Centre in Gori city (Shida Kartli region).
Institutional cooperation between Georgia and NATO began in 1994, when the country became a member of the Partnership for Peace program.
Edited by SI