Javier Colomina, the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, on Thursday said his meetings with Georgian officials in Tbilisi had involved “good talks”, and pledged the alliance “remains committed” to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
In his social media post, the NATO official said his discussions with President Salome Zourabichvili, Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili and Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze had reviewed bilateral cooperation and expectations for the bloc’s Vilnius Summit in July.
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He said the meetings had also discussed the “need to redouble efforts for [domestic] reforms and democratic standards”, and “continued support for Ukraine”.
Papuashvili on Wednesday highlighted the importance of the country’s further progress in its NATO integration on the backdrop of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and subsequent “security challenges” in a meeting with Colomina.
Considering the challenging security situation, we hope that the NATO-Georgia partnership will be further reinforced”, Papuashvili told the NATO representative.
Colomina arrived in Georgia on Wednesday, following his meetings in Yerevan.