NATO-Georgia Commission to convene in Brussels tomorrow
A series of ministerial talks at the NATO headquarters is underway in Brussels. A meeting of the NATO-Russia council was held today. Foreign ministers from NATO nations and Russia agreed to increase their cooperation in 2013 at the meeting.
A meeting of NATO- Georgia Commission, which will be held tomorrow, will open the second day of the ministerial. Georgia`s Foreign minister Ms. Maia Panjikidze will deliver a speech at the meeting.
The Georgian delegation will also participate in the meeting of the Afghanistan Commission which will convene tomorrow. Georgia is going to attend the meeting with status of a special guest.
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made a first statement regarding Georgia.
"Tomorrow we will meet the foreign minister of Georgia, a dedicated partner and one of the countries, which aspires to join teh alliance. We will recognize the progress that Georgia has made and encourage all parties to keep up the momentum of democratic reforms. Georgia has shown exemplary commitment to our mission in Afghanistan", he said.
"In my speech I will touch upon the changes that have been carried out in Georgia and the strategy, the Georgian government will follow on its way to integration into NATO. This priority of the foreign policy has not changed and moreover, Georgia intends to strengthen strategic partnership with NATO and partner countries even more", Ms. Panjikidze said.
Maia Panjkikidze on the first day of her visit in Brussels held meetings with foreign ministers of Latvia, Romania and Hungary. At the meetings the sides discussed the position the partner countries are going to show towards Georgia on its way to NATO as well as the bilateral relations.