NATO’s new special representative vows to ‘find ways’ to further strengthen ties with Georgia

  • The NATO Secretary General's newly appointed Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina, says that he has had an ‘excellent’ visit to Georgia. Photo: Colomina’s Twitter account.

Agenda.ge, 22 Oct 2021 - 12:43, Tbilisi,Georgia

The NATO Secretary General's newly appointed Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina, has completed his first official visit to Georgia and has tweeted that Georgia and NATO ‘will definitely continue to look for ways to enhance NATO’s engagement.’ 

He also promised that he will be back to Georgia ‘soon.’ 

While in Georgia on October 19-20, Colomina met with Georgian top officials, including Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and President Salome Zurabishvili. 

He also held meetings with the country’s parliament speaker, foreign and defense ministers and civic society representatives. 

Colomina said that he was concerned by what he had seen at the occupation line, in the village of Odzisi, central Georgia, near the country’s Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region. 

He stated that Georgia is one of NATO’s major partners and that the country ‘has used’ all practical mechanisms’ offered by the alliance. 

NATO wants a comprehensive relationship with Georgia,” Colomina said after his meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani. 

Colomina took office back in September 2021. 

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