In the statement, the Foreign Ministry notes that it is extremely important for the Georgian side to participate in the NATO Vilnius Summit.
At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the participation of the Georgian delegation in the Vilnius summit under the leadership of the Minister of Foreign Affairs once again indicates the strategic importance of NATO-Georgia cooperation and the irreversibility of Georgia’s integration process.
In the statement, the Georgian side welcomes the support expressed in the final document of the summit, both in political and practical dimensions.
“The readiness confirmed by the member states at the summit is extremely important for Georgia in order to continue working towards the implementation of the decision made at the Bucharest summit that Georgia will become a member of NATO.
The Georgian side welcomes NATO’s firm and unequivocal position that attempts to limit the foreign and security policy choices of sovereign countries are not allowed.
Taking into account the created complex and difficult security environment, the unwavering support of the Alliance for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, as well as the call for the Russian Federation to withdraw its occupation forces illegally stationed on the territory of Georgia and to take back the recognition of the so-called independence of Georgian regions, is especially valuable for the Georgian side.
Georgia welcomes NATO’s recognition of Georgia’s significant contribution to global security and confirms its readiness to continue its active involvement in NATO missions and operations.
The Georgian side highly appreciates the decisions made by the summit, in terms of strengthening Georgia’s defense capabilities and interoperability, and expresses its gratitude for the important assistance provided by the member states within the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package and support measures tailored to Georgia.
Georgia expresses its support for the decisions taken at the summit in terms of strengthening the security of NATO’s eastern flank and the Black Sea region, and confirms its readiness to continue its involvement in the strategic dialogue regarding the Black Sea region.
Georgia welcomes the agreement reached within the framework of the summit regarding the completion of Sweden’s accession process, as well as other decisions regarding Ukraine, and as an aspirant country highly appreciates all the steps taken towards the implementation of the open door policy.
Georgia, in accordance with its constitutional norm, will continue to use the existing integration tools effectively,” the statement reads.