Maggie Kikaleyshvili. Lithuania supports Georgia in its own bid to become a NATO member and Vilnius will support her at the Warsaw NATO summit in 2016, said the Lithuanian head of the Ministry of defence Juozas Olekas at the meeting with his own colleague from Georgia Tina Khidasheli.
Khidasheli went to the European Union in order to gain support for the country at the Warsaw NATO summit 2016. She had already visited Poland and Lithuania, and also wants to go to Latvia, Estonia and the UK.
"We support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. Lithuania strongly supports Georgia's integration into NATO in both bilateral and multilateral, and non-stop expresses its readiness to share its own experience with Georgia on the path of Euro-Atlantic integration, " said Olekas.
"If the world has any country that has earned membership in NATO, it will be Georgia," he said with his hand Khidasheli on mutual press conference.
The prospects of accession of Georgia to NATO before Khidasheli discussed in Poland with his colleague Tomas Semenyaka. The Polish side expressed its support for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia.
Institutional cooperation between Georgia and NATO began in 1994 when Georgia became a participant of the program " Partnership for peace ". After the "rose revolution" of 2004, the cooperation between Georgia and NATO became more intense. In April 2008 in Bucharest at the conference of heads of member countries of NATO, 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.