NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina will arrive in Georgia on October 19 for a two-day visit within the framework of his regional trip in the Caucasus.
As part of the visit, Javier Colomina will hold meetings with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Parliament Speaker Kakha Kuchava, Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze and members of the civil society. He will also visit the Administrative Boundary Line with the occupied Tskhinvali region.
The purpose of the NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General’s regional trip is “to identify ways to further enhance NATO’s engagement in the Caucasus.”
According to Chairman of the Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee Irakli Beraia, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General will focus on regional challenges and Georgia-NATO cooperation prospects. The visit confirms the close partnership between Georgia and the alliance, the dynamics of practical and political cooperation.
“We will stress the need to speed up Georgia’s integration into the NATO that is preconditioned by our commitment to the principles of Washington agreements, active contribution to the Euro-Atlantic security as well as the increasing threats and Russia’s aggressive moves,” Beraia said.