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Georgia hails the election of the new NATO Secretary General

2009-04-06 10:44

Georgia hails the election of the PM of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the new NATO Secretary General - ITAR TASS.


"He [Anders Fogh Rasmussen] as the PM of Denmark always actively supported Georgia and the process of our country's integration in NATO".

At the anniversary summit of the alliance in Strasbourg NATO confirmed its promise, given to Ukraine and Georgia one year ago - to admit them in some time.

At the same time, no exact time limits were mentioned.

"At Bucharest we agreed that Ukraine and Georgia will become members of NATO and we reaffirm all elements of that decision as well as the decisions taken by our Ministers of Foreign Affairs last December. We are maximising our advice, assistance and support for their reform efforts in the framework of the NATO-Ukraine Commission and NATO-Georgia Commission, which play a central role in supervising the process set in hand at the Bucharest Summit. We welcome in particular the planned reinforcement of NATO's Information and Liaison Offices in Kyiv and Tbilisi. Without prejudice to further decisions which must be taken about MAP, the development of Annual National Programmes will help Georgia and Ukraine in advancing their reforms," the declaration of the summit claims.

Barack Obama, the U.S. President said that the door to NATO remains open, though he didn't explain whether he meant Ukraine and Georgia or the Balkan countries, being the first in the line to the alliance.

In any case, NATO promised Ukraine and Georgia its further assistance in the process of political and military reforms to let them meet the alliance's standards.


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