Georgia: Minister of Defence of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze met with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, in Brussels and thanked the NATO Secretary-General for his strong political and practical support for Georgia on its path to NATO membership.
The sides discussed the security environment and challenges in the region. In this regard, special attention was paid to the war waged by Russia in Ukraine. The parties reaffirmed their unwavering support and solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
Given the threats posed by Russia, the meeting stressed the importance of deepening NATO-Georgia practical cooperation in order to strengthen Georgia’s resilience and defence capabilities in the face of these threats and strengthen its compatibility with NATO and the country’s membership in the Alliance.
Attention was paid to the discussion of the Tailored Support Document, which is tailored to the development of priority areas in the field of defence. The sides also discussed the importance of increasing the Alliance’s involvement in providing practical assistance and strengthening Black Sea security within the framework of the NATO-Georgia Essential Package.
The NATO Secretary-General praised Georgia’s defence reforms and the progress made in practical cooperation with NATO and reaffirmed its readiness to strengthen support for Georgia, including against hybrid challenges and to further enhance cyber-security Ukraine capabilities.
The meeting reaffirmed NATO’s strong support for Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
At the end of the meeting, the sides stressed the special importance of the forthcoming NATO Madrid Summit, given the existing security environment.
Within the framework of the NATO Defence Ministerial, the Minister of Defense of Georgia held bilateral meetings with representatives of NATO members and partner countries.