In a statement made on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of NATO’s establishment, Georgian Prime Minister Iraqi Garibashvili emphasized that Georgia has a very positive cooperation with NATO.
Reminding that his country’s NATO integration process is continuing, Garibashvili said, “Our government has deepened and strengthened this cooperation in Georgia, based on the Georgian principle, more in NATO and more in NATO.”
“NATO needs Georgia, Georgia needs NATO”
Noting that Georgia has a wide participation in NATO’s global security operations, Garibashvili stated that it is time for his country to become a full member of NATO and that he discussed this issue with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels last month.
Stressing that they are ready to share responsibility for collective defense, Garibashvili said, “We sincerely believe that the expansion of the Alliance towards the Black Sea region is a condition for Europe and world security, and that NATO needs Georgia and Georgia needs NATO.”