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Ivanishvili expects forthcoming joining NATO

2013-04-29 13:12

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has expressed hope that the country would soon become a member of NATO, the Interfax reports.


"On the part of NATO members we see readiness to bring Georgia into the alliance," Ivanishvili said on Monday, April 29, commenting on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly seminar in Tbilisi.

"Some processes are interfering with this, including the problem of the occupied territories," he said.

In turn, the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament David Usupashvili, speaking at the seminar, pointed out that after the change of power Georgia's foreign policy priorities have remained the same.

Recall, Georgia intends to take part in the new NATO mission in Afghanistan after completion of the ISAF operation in 2014.

"Georgia has reaffirmed the political will according to which after 14-year ISAF operation, Georgia intends to take part in the new mission, which is not combat operation, it will be a program to support the Afghan security forces", Georgian Defense Minister Irkli Alasania said at a committee meeting on defense and security on March 21.


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