Georgian President to meet with NATO Secretary General in Brussels

Georgian President to meet with NATO Secretary General in Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will receive Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili at NATO headquarters. 

The meeting will take place on January 22 in Brussels, Online Georgia reported.

According to the press release, Zourabichvili will also take part in the meeting of the NATO-Georgia commission.

Due to the security measures linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, media representatives will not be allowed into NATO headquarters to cover the event.

The event will be streamed live on the NATO website.

 

Following the meeting in December 2020 Georgia received the updated NATO-Georgia Substantial Package and NATO experts have called for strengthening partnership with ‘valued partners – Georgia and Ukraine’.

Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor in Resolute Support mission. Photo: NATO. 

Three programmes have been added to the initial 14 programmes of the SNGP which meant increased defense capabilities and bringing Georgia closer to NATO membership.

Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to the Resolute Support mission with 871 soldiers.

The Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan was launched in 2015 and involves more than 16,000 personnel from nearly 40 NATO member and partner countries.

The mission aims to train, advise and assist Afghan defence and security forces and support them through funding.

Thirty-two Georgian soldiers have been killed and dozens injured in NATO-led peace missions in Afghanistan.

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