Interdepartmental Council of Substantial NATO-Georgia Package created
BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 1
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Based on the order of Georgian Prime Minister Georgi Gakharia, an inter-agency council of substantial NATO-Georgia package (SNGP) has been created, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.
The council is staffed by deputy ministers of several departments.
According to the document, the Council is headed by the First Deputy Minister of Defense, Deputy Foreign Ministers, the Minister of the Interior and the Chief of the Border Police of Georgia.
The powers of the Council Secretariat are carried out by a representative of the Department of International Relations and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.
In accordance with the decree of the head of government, the Council should plan the activities that will be carried out within the framework of the substantial NATO-Georgia package, coordinate and monitor their implementation, as well as implement the obligations under the substantial NATO-Georgia package.
Relations between NATO and Georgia began in 1992, when Georgia, which gained independence, joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (renamed the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council in 1997).
With the accession of Georgia to the Partnership for Peace program (1994), and to the Planning and Analysis Process Program (1999), this cooperation deepened and expanded.
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