Lithuania supports Georgia’s membership in NATO

Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Georgian Prime Minister meet in Tbilisi, Georgia on June 12, 2017. Photo: PM's press office., 12 Jun 2017 - 15:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's future membership in NATO will benefit the common Euro-Atlantic security, says the Lithuanian Foreign Minister.

Linas Linkevicious paid an official visit to Georgia and met with Georgian high officials.

After the meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Linkevicius said that he was reassured that Georgia firmly continues its reforms and the country’s trade is growing. He added much is done but there is no time to relax.

After meeting Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, Linkevicious said that Lithunaia supports Georgia’s membership in NATO and he believes that Georgia will eventually become a member. He reiterated that Georgia has all practical tools to prepare for the Alliance membership.

Earlier, as part of his visit, Linkevicious traveled to the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) between Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia and the rest of Georgia. Together with representatives of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia, he visited one of the two crossing points that were closed this year – the Kurcha-Nabakevi pass – and the bridge over the Enguri River, which connects Abkhazia with the Georgian-controlled territory.

"The international community cannot forget that the conflict – the creeping annexation of Georgian regions – continues. Not only the fights continue, but a significant part of Georgia’s territory is being cut off, which hits residents the hardest”, he said.