March 30, 2022
Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson Shalva Papuashvili and NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană met on March 29 in Brussels.
The two officials discussed Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Georgia’s relations with the Alliance, and regional…stability, the Georgian Parliament reported.
“It is important that the Russian aggression against Ukraine stops soon, and [NATO’s] assessments in this regard were interesting [?],” Speaker Papuashvili said after the meeting.
He also underlined that Georgia remains a loyal partner of the Alliance and stressed the importance of continued cooperation – including active communication and meetings – amid the war.
“We have many years of experience in cooperating with NATO and we stand side by side to ensure security,“ Speaker Papuashvili asserted.
On his part, the NATO Deputy Secretary General said in a tweet the Alliance greatly values its “long-standing cooperation with Georgia, one of the Alliance’s closest partners.”
March 29, 2022
NATO has invited Georgia along with several other non-members to the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Foreign Ministers, slated for April 6-7 in Brussels, Belgium.
The meeting will be in person and will be chaired by the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.
Along with Georgia’s David Zalkaliani, top diplomats of Australia, Finland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, and Ukraine, as well as EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell will be invited to attend one of two sessions on April 7.