Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze held meetings with his counterparts from the United States, Poland, Slovenia and with the NATO Secretary-General. The colleagues from the partner states reaffirmed that Georgia would become a NATO member, Burchuladze told reporters in Brussels.
“We had a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. We also had the opportunity to exchange views and hear support from our partners once again. I met with our colleagues from the United States, Poland and Slovenia. Their position is unchanged and very firm that Georgia will become a member of NATO. Of course, our main task is the integrity of our country. We do not see any other way to achieve this task – NATO is the only way,” he said.
According to the Georgian Defense Minister, discussions focused on the situation around Ukraine and risks that Georgia might have in the short and long term.
Burchuladze noted that within the framework of the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Georgia reaffirmed its support for Ukraine.
“Of course, we discussed and emphasized our support for Ukraine,” he noted.