Georgian Defence Minister: “all NATO partners” note Georgia needs more support, assistance, concrete steps

  • Burchuladze noted Georgia’s invitation to NATO ministerials four times over a year, and three bilateral meetings with the Secretary General. Photo: Georgian Defence Ministry

Agenda.ge, 16 Jun 2022 - 17:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze, who is participating in an ongoing NATO defence ministerial, on Thursday said “all partner countries” of Georgia noted the country needed “more support, assistance and concrete steps” from the alliance.

Burchuladze noted Georgia’s invitation to NATO ministerials four times over a year, and three bilateral meetings with the Secretary General.

There is no component in which Georgia does not deserve integration into the civil world. Not only us, but all the [NATO] partner countries state that Georgia needs more support, assistance and concrete steps”, the Georgian official said.

The Minister also stressed the Secretary General shared “our vision” of the challenges in the Black Sea region. 

We plan to have even closer relations with NATO, make updates on information, have our intelligence services work closely with our [NATO] partners - and everyone understands Georgia is a very important partner in the region”, Burchuladze concluded.

Earlier today Burchuladze and Jens Stoltenberg discussed NATO’s political and practical support for Georgia, the security environment and challenges in the Black Sea region, and the war in Ukraine. 

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