NATO adopts resolution to support Georgia and other partner countries

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly adopted eight resolutions on international security issues in Hague on November 24., 26 Nov 2014 - 18:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

NATO is calling on Russia to revoke its "Alliance and Strategic Partnership” treaty with Abkhazia, an occupied region of Georgia.

Steps taken by Russia towards the annexation of de facto Abkhazia posed a serious threat to European peace and security, NATO Parliamentary Assembly said in its November 24 resolution on ‘Reassurance and Support to Partners’.

The resolution "strongly deplored” Russia’s continuous "illegal occupation” and "unlawful recognition” of Georgian territories Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region (South Ossetia).

"[This is] a blatant violation of international law and run counter to the principles and commitments in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Basic Document, the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, the 12 August 2008 ceasefire accord, the NATO-Russia Founding Act of 1997, and the Rome Declaration,” the NATO resolution read.

The resolution urged NATO member governments and parliaments to assist Georgia and other partner countries, including Ukraine, to counter Russia’s military and economic tools of coercion, as well as its campaign of misinformation.

The document also encouraged NATO member states to support bilateral assistance from NATO to increase Georgia’s and Ukraine’s defence capabilities. Furthermore, the NATO document also supported Georgia and other aspirant countries on their path to NATO membership.

See the full text of the resolution here.