The President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili hoted Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Rose Gottemoeller, who visited Georgia on September 21.
During the visit it was underlined that visits of NATO high representatives to Georgia, including Rose Gottemoeller’s visit after the Brussels Summit, affirm Georgia’s strong position on the NATO agenda.
Russian aggression, Georgia’s occupied territories, Black Sea security and Georgia’s role in ensuring the regional stability were one of the key topics discussed by the sides.
Pleasure meeting with @NATO Deputy Secretary General @Gottemoeller. We discussed GEO-NATO's excellent relations, Russian aggression and the situation on the occupied territories, also the significance of joint training. pic.twitter.com/AWjuoDryym
— President Of Georgia (@MargvelashviliG) September 21, 2018
Davit Rakviashvili, Secretary of the National Security Council, stated that the meeting focused on the NATO Brussels Summit and crucial records made in the Communiqué that recognize Russia as the aggressor and envision Georgia’s prospective membership to NATO.
Our conversation touched upon the steps taken after the Summit. The importance of joint military exercises was emphasized. As noted, interest toward the Black Sea security has been increased and thus cooperation between NATO and Georgia in this regard is further intensified,” Davit Rakviashvili said.
The parties have also discussed Georgia’s national security system, ongoing reforms and their outcomes on the country’s defense capabilities.
Gottemoeller noted that NATO will closely monitor Georgia’s reforms in the national security system.