James Appathurai : I’ve seen the current exchanges in Georgia on joining the Alliance without Article 5 applying to the two regions

I’ve seen the current exchanges in Georgia on joining the Alliance without Article 5 applying to the two regions, James Appathurai, N ATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, wrote on his Facebook page.

“In my view, there is no point in a discussion of this issue now. I don’t see an appetite in NATO to consider this, nor do I believe the current international security environment makes this idea timely. The Georgian embassy to NATO is actively promoting more Georgia in NATO, and more NATO in Georgia, with clear and concrete ideas. This is the right approach, politically and practically. And the NAC will soon be in Georgia to discuss how to further deepen our cooperation, including to help Georgia with the reforms that help it prepare for membership,” James Appathurai said.

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