July 5, 2022

NATO Liaison Office Head: alliance Summit decisions expression of NATO’s “strong political support” for Georgia

Alexander Vinnikov, the Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, on Tuesday said that the decisions made at the Madrid Summit attended by the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili were an expression of NATO’s “strong political support” for Georgia.

Vinnikov noted alliance leaders had agreed to deepen relationships with some of NATO’s closest partners, among them Georgia, with the Strategic Concept endorsed at the event “intertwining” the security of aspirant countries like Georgia with the security of allies.

The official also said the Strategic Concept also “reconfirmed” NATO’s commitment to its open-door policy and the decisions taken at its previous summits.

“The allies endorsed […] the tailored support measures for Georgia, [the latter] being one of NATO’s partners most directly affected by external threats…,” Vinnikov noted.

“These tailored support measures are the expression of NATO’s strong political support for Georgia, its sovereignty and territorial integrity and NATO’s commitment to the Bucharest Summit decisions on Georgia’s eventual membership”, the Head of the Liaison Office added.


“We will continue to work on the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, which remains the main framework for our practical support for Georgia, including the issues of air defence, intelligence, crisis management and cyber defence”, the alliance representative pledged.