I think the Madrid summit was also an opportunity for Georgia to regalvanize around the steps that Georgia needs to take. Many of them are the very same kinds of reforms that are being called for for Georgia’s European Union candidate status. So, the work that’s done to promote to the EU membership candidate status will also benefit Georgia’s NATO membership process, because these are the same kinds of political and democratic reforms, – US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, told reporters.
She noted that Georgia is a very strong partner of NATO and that is shown by the high-level delegation that attended the NATO Madrid Summit.
“It’s important to remember that NATO is a political-military alliance. That means it has military standards that must be met as well as political standards. And the United States and allies stand ready to assist Georgia as we have to make progress toward that membership,” said the Ambassador.