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.
Yesterday I said goodbye to Georgia ????????, with an excellent meeting with Prime Minister @GharibashviliGe. We will definitely continue to look for ways to enhance NATO’s engagement. I’ll be back soon! pic.twitter.com/0RDXlWX3eJ— Javier Colomina (@JavierColominaP) October 21, 2021
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.
Just finished my first day in Georgia ????????, where I visited with vice minister @LashaDarsalia2 the ABL, and I had excellent meetings with Foreign M. @DZalkaliani, and the speaker @kkuchava accompanied with parliamentarians from both the government and the opposition. pic.twitter.com/xWSmlnT31L— Javier Colomina (@JavierColominaP) October 19, 2021
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.