NATO's North Atlantic Council will start a two-day visit to Tbilisi
Ambassadors from NATO member-states from the Alliance’s political decision-making body, North Atlantic Council (NAC), and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will start a two-day visit to Tbilisi on June 26.
It will be NAC’s third visit to Georgia; the first one took place in September, 2008, when NATO-Georgia Commission, was launched and then in November, 2011.
On June 26 a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, the main mechanism through which Georgia’s cooperation with the Alliance is supervised, will be held with the participation of PM Bidzina Ivanishvili. Prior to the Commission’s meeting the Georgian PM and the NATO Secretary General will hold a joint news conference.
On June 27 ambassadors from the North Atlantic Council and NATO Secretary General will meet parliament speaker Davit Usupashvili, leaders of the parliamentary majority and minority, as well as chairman of parliamentary committees. The ambassadors will then hold parallel meetings with media, civil society and minority communities’ representatives, as well as with representatives of the international organizations.
Defense Minister Irakli Alasania and Secretary of National Security Council Giga Bokeria will host an informal working lunch with the NATO delegation before the latter meets President Saakashvili. A joint press conference by President Saakashvili and the NATO Secretary General is also scheduled.
Also on June 27 the NATO Secretary General will deliver a speech to a group of Georgian students in the National Library and address those Georgian troops, who are now preparing for deployment in Afghanistan.
Adapted from Civil Georgia