Visiting the NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (14 July 2020) the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani met with the NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană for an exchange of views on cooperation between NATO and Georgia and on Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration and reform efforts. During his visit, Mr. Zalkaliani also addressed the North Atlantic Council in the NATO-Georgia Commission.

Mr. Geoană thanked Georgia for the continued commitment to Euro-Atlantic security and for Georgia’s contribution to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan. He said that despite the challenges posed by the COVID 19 health crisis, NATO and Georgia continue to broaden cooperation.  He praised Georgia’s efforts in fighting the pandemic and noted that following Georgia’s request for support through NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Cooperation Centre (EADRCC) on 3 April, a number of Allies provided assistance to Georgia.

The Deputy Secretary General stressed that NATO will continue to provide both political and practical support to Georgia as it continues to implement important reforms.