The head of NATO promised Georgia membership in the Alliance
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is convinced that Georgia will become a member of the Alliance. He stated this during a summit of the bloc in Brussels on 12 July.
“We fully support Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Georgia, Georgia will become a NATO member, our leaders confirmed yesterday, we will continue to work with you to prepare the membership”, — quotes its words “RIA Novosti”.
However, he did not specify how long the country can join the Union.
“NATO and Georgia in the near future will consider expansion in the security sphere in the Black sea, including exercises,” — said Stoltenberg.
Previously, on 11 July, NATO Secretary General said that the Alliance “recognizes the progress Georgia in many directions, including in the areas of defense and security, modernization of defence institutions,” a statement on the continued support of the country at the summit will be attended after the meeting of the 12th Council of NATO with Georgia and Ukraine at the level of States and governments.
On 10 July, the permanent representative of the United States to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison stated that the US authorities will welcome the membership of Georgia in the block. In may, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili said that Georgia could join NATO by 2021.
In late April, the Georgian Prime Minister noted that Tbilisi and Washington are closer than ever. According to him, Georgia has all the tools to prepare for membership in the Alliance, and it is recognized by its members.