Spanish diplomat Javier Colomina, who took the office of the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia back in September 2021, will visit Georgia today.
While in Tbilisi, he will meet the Georgian president, prime minister, parliament speaker, defence minister, foreign minister, civic society representatives and will also visit the occupation line.
Colomina is on his regional tour.
He has already visited Azerbaijan and will leave for Armenia from Georgia.
As part of my trip to the South Caucasus, today I finished my first visit to Azerbaijan ????????. It won’t be the last. I had very fruitful meetings with FMinister @bayramov_jeyhun, the speaker of the parliament @Speaker_Az, DMinister Hasanov, and with resident ambassadors of #NATO. pic.twitter.com/pdvmr4aLU6— Javier Colomina (@JavierColominaP) October 18, 2021
Colomina also serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
His predecessor James Appathurai had occupied the post for the last 10 years and was awarded the order of the Golden Fleece for his special contribution to strengthen NATO-Georgia relations and support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili.
Georgia joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (NACC) in 1992 soon after the country declared its independence.
Georgia's key foreign and security policy priorities are membership in the EU and NATO.