Mgaloblishvili: Rasmussen's visit to Tbilisi is a sign of support
During the forthcoming visit of the delegation of the North Atlantic Alliance Sakartvelo, headed by its leader Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the parties will discuss the strenghten of the defense of Georgia, as well as the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. According to "Georgia-News", this was reported by the Permanent Representative of Georgia to NATO Grigol Mgaloblishvili on the air of TV "Imedi".
Mgaloblishvili said that Rasmussen will discuss "reforms in the defense sector, the strenghten of the defense of Georgia, as well as active process of militarization at the "occupied territories ..." The visit of Rasmussen and the North Atlantic Council is "a reflection of support of the Alliance for Georgia", said Mgaloblishvili.
This visit has particular importance on the eve of the NATO summit to be held in Chicago in May 2012, he further stressed.
"A few months before this important summit, when the Alliance began preparations for the summit, there began active consideration of the topics to be addressed at the summit. Exactly at this time, the North Atlantic Council visit to Tbilisi and the consideration of this matter with the authorities of Georgia, as well as with representatives of non-governmental sector - is an indicator of great interest, which the Alliance has in Georgia", the Georgian official said.
"I do not want to anticipate some events, though the fact that those reforms and the progress which Georgia has shown in recent years, especially after the fact that a political decision that Georgia will join NATO was made in Bucharest, now we carry out active discussion of how to reflect this progress. It is difficult to tell in what form this progress, made by Georgia, will be reflected", he added.
Recall, Rasmussen's visit to Georgia is planned to be held on November 9 and 10.