NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the decision made during the 2008 NATO Bucharest Summit remains in force and that Georgia and Ukraine will become members of the alliance.
According to him, deadlines have not been set precisely, but NATO’s main task is to help the two countries join the alliance.
“We are focused on helping Georgia and Ukraine in their moving forward on the path of the Euro-Atlantic integration including in carrying out reforms, modernization of security institutions. There is more NATO in Georgia now than ever. We have a training center in the suburbs of Tbilisi. We conducted large-scale training and have close political contacts.
Visits to Georgia and Ukraine confirm that the alliance is working with both countries. The relations were two-sided. Cooperation was fruitful for these two countries and for NATO, too, because Georgia and Ukraine participated in peacekeeping missions and operations of NATO”, – said Jens Stoltenberg.