Shalva Papuashvili: Georgia has been acting as a NATO allied member country for a long time - Georgia has been ready for a long time for NATO to make a political decision

Next year's summit in Washington is important, among other things, because it is an anniversary summit and a format to fully understand NATO's role in providing security. Therefore, it is important for us to see there clear support for Georgia's accession and also for the issue of assistance to Georgia, - the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Papuashvili, said in response to the question asked by a journalist in Brussels regarding the expectations for the Washington summit.

As the Chairman of the Parliament noted, Georgia has been acting as a NATO allied member country for a long time.

According to him, if our democratic institutions are compared with the NATO member countries, Georgia is at the appropriate standard to become a NATO member.

"It is our desire to have clear approaches on the way to Georgia's accession to NATO. Georgia has been acting as a NATO allied member country for a long time. In our behavior and our contribution to security issues, we have long behaved as a member of the Alliance. At the same time, our compatibility with NATO is at the highest level. Our military contingent has participated in missions, etc., together with NATO member countries. This ensures compatibility. If our democratic institutions are compared with the NATO member countries, Georgia is at the appropriate standard to become a NATO member. With all these parameters, Georgia has been ready for a long time for NATO to make a political decision, and such a political decision is needed from NATO's side. As for the specific issues, this is the prerogative of the executive authority," said Shalva Papuashvili.

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