“I believe it will be quite clear in the declaration that is released and agreed by all of the allies at today’s NATO Summit just how important Georgia remains on the NATO agenda,” US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan told reporters.
She noted that the recent high-level visits from the United States government sends a strong message about the US support for Georgia.
“There are references to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. There are references to reiterating the Bucharest summit commitment that Georgia will become a member of NATO, and there are clear messages to Russia about the importance of fulfilling its obligations under the 2008 treaty.
“I think there will be a clear message from NATO of continued support of all the allies for Georgia’s role in NATO, as well as gratitude for Georgia’s contributions to new operations, including in Afghanistan,” said the Ambassador.
The leaders of NATO’s 30 member countries arrived at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday (14 June 2021) to participate in the NATO Summit. They took part in a welcome ceremony.
At the opening of the summit, the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, said that today the world is facing many challenges and no country alone can overcome these challenges.
“We meet at a pivotal moment for our Alliance and today we will open a new chapter in our transatlantic relations,” added NATO Secretary General.
NATO 2030 is an ambitious and forward-looking initiative to strengthen the Alliance and ensure it remains fit for the future.
By Ana Dumbadze
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