24 July 2021,   18:58
Georgia and Ukraine are high-valued partners of NATO for many reasons - Stoltenberg

In a press conference after the meetings of NATO Defense Ministers, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said “Georgia and Ukraine are highly valued partners” for the Alliance for many reasons, including the increased strategic importance of the Black Sea region.

He responded to Interfax-Ukraine journalist, who asked whether the NATO 2030 report will reflect the interests of these two countries, confirming that he will, among others, consult with Georgia and Ukraine before putting forward his proposals to NATO heads of state and government.

“To work closely with and to discuss with and listen to a partner like Ukraine or Georgia is an important part of the whole NATO 2030 process”, - added Stoltenberg.