Gakharia argues that strategic areas of partnership with NATO, the United States and the European Union remain. He believes that Euro-Atlantic integration and peaceful development of Georgia are a prerequisite for the restoration of the country's territorial integrity.
In turn, the United States expressed support for Georgia and called it a NATO partner.
"Today Georgia is completely ready to join NATO. Our partners see and appreciate this. This is a process and we will definitely bring it to the end," Giorgi Gakharia said.
As you know, the Georgian Parliament voted for integration with NATO back in 2006, but the NATO-Georgia commission was created only two years later.
As we reported before, the North Atlantic Alliance might place its middle-range ballistic missiles in Ukraine. Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Belarusian president said so in an interview with reporter Dmytro Gordon.
According to Lukashenko, it was Russian aggression that pushed Ukraine to seek integration with the NATO.