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Condoleezza Rice will not insist on Georgia joining NATO

2008-11-27 11:37

Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, announced that at the meeting of NATO member countries ministers in Brussels she would not insist on granting MAP to the Ukraine and Georgia, RBC informs. At her presentation in Washington, Rice underlined that the Ukraine - NATO and Georgia-NATO bilateral committees should activate dialog. "Therefore there does not need to be at this point in time any discussion of MAP ", - she said.


As Rice mentioned, the idea to let the Ukraine and Georgia join NATO avoiding acting procedures, was initiated not by the USA, but Great Britain. ""There is a British idea ... that we look at different ways to fulfill the terms of the Bucharest declaration," - Rice told reporters, - "As you remember, according to the Bucharest declaration Georgia and the Ukraine some day will be NATO members ", - Prime TASS quoted Rice.

However, according to the Secretary of State, it didn't mean that these two countries should meet "lower demands". It didn't mean that the process should be "accelerated', as well.


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