The NATO parliamentary Assembly called upon governments and parliaments of the member countries of the Commonwealth to grant Georgia the action Plan for NATO membership (MAP - Membership Action Plan). About it as informs Agency, said on Wednesday the head of Parliament's defense and security Irakli Sesiashvili, who led the Georgian delegation at the meeting of the NATO parliamentary Assembly in Budapest.
in the adopted Declaration also noted that the NATO parliamentary Assembly reaffirms the full support of NATO enlargement and aspirations for NATO membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro (Montenegro) and Macedonia. In addition, the NATO parliamentary Assembly welcomes the decision of the Wales summit (4-5 September 2014) about the open door policy, including edited the promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia, a significant package of measures that contribute to Georgia's progress towards NATO and the intention to invite Montenegro to the Alliance by the end of 2015.
"this Declaration was recorded very significant record - it says that the parliamentary Assembly agitates governments and parliaments to continue to support the implementation of the Substantial package Georgia-NATO and, according to the decision of the Bucharest summit in 2008, to give the country an action Plan for further steps in the accession of Georgia to NATO. That is, the so-called MAP " - said Sesiashvili.
according to his statement, this does not mean that Georgia will automatically get the MAP, but " to have such an entry in the Declaration is a step forward in order was strengthened political support to obtain the MAP, the rest depends on reforms."
Institutional cooperation between Georgia and NATO began in 1994, when Georgia became a member of the Partnership for peace (PfP - Parntnership for Peace). After the "rose revolution" in 2004, cooperation between Georgia and NATO became more intense. In April 2008 in Bucharest at the conference of heads of NATO members, it was confirmed that Georgia and Ukraine in the future have the opportunity to become members of NATO, provided that the standards of the Commonwealth.
in the process of the NATO summit in Wales, which was held on 4-5 September 2014, approved a package of measures that promote Georgia's bid for membership in the Alliance. As part of a package provided by the opening in Georgia training center, which will host the training of the Soldiers of the Commonwealth and partner countries of NATO.