U.S. President Signs Law Supporting Georgia’s NATO Membership

Georgia Materials 11 April 2007 15:24 (UTC +04:00)

( Civil ) - U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law "NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007", which reaffirms support for continued enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the White House press office reported on April 10.

The law designates Albania, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, and Ukraine as eligible to receive assistance under the NATO Participation Act of 1994; and authorizes FY 2008 appropriations for certain military assistance for these countries.

Leading Georgian political figures signed a special memorandum on March 12 supporting Georgia's NATO-membership; a declaration backing the memorandum was passed by the Georgian Parliament on March 13.