According to the presidential administration, a bilateral meeting between the President of Georgia and the Secretary General of NATO was held in Prague in the 58th session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
The President of Georgia and the NATO Secretary General had a phone conversation on October 12, 2012. According to assessment of the Secretary General, today is a historic moment for the development of Georgian democracy.
The President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili intends to closely coordinate with the future Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on the issues of integration into NATO, says the Head of National Security Council of Georgia, Giga Bokeria, told journalists at a short briefing in the State Chancellery after meeting with PM nominee Bidzina Ivanishvili at his business center.
NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen personally invited the President of Georgia to the 58th NATO Parliamentary Assembly, where Mikheil Saakashvili will be presented as the main speaker. The Head of State received the invitation during a phone conversation with Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
The President of Georgia held a bilateral meeting with the President of Bulgaria Rosen Pnevneliev and the Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Deepening relations among the countries and issues of Euro-integration of Georgia were among the most important topics of discussion. According to Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgaria supports Georgia’s NATO aspiration and welcomes the efforts of the country in terms of implementing democratic reforms.
The President of Georgia, who is currently attending the NATO Summit in Chicago as a result of an invitation by the NATO Secretary General, took part in the working of the summit. Georgia was represented in meetings of every format during a two day summit, including the meetings of the ISAF format with the countries participating in the ISAF mission (28+ISAF); also in the meetings of the future NATO members (28+4) and meetings with main partners (28+13) during which Georgia was the only country from Eastern Europe. Georgia attended the meeting of the ISAF format for the first time this year, where up to 60 ISAF partner country leaders participated.
France has agreed to sell one warship to Russia and if completed, the deal would be the first major military sale by a NATO member to Russia.
A lawmaker from the ruling party, MP Davit Darchiashvili, said while speaking at the parliamentary session on February 9 it was “an imprudent decision” by France.
It should be. The conflict that severely strained US-Russia ties still simmers - showing how hard it will be to repair relations.
Georgia said hundreds of rebellious soldiers surrendered Tuesday after a brief mutiny, but officials backed away from initial claims that Russia supported the uprising as part of a coup plot.