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Georgian president visits EU, NATO tops in Brussels

by | May 12, 2015
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President Giorgi Margvelashvili (left) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–EU is allocating 150,000 euros for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili learned about this decision during his visit to Brussels during a meeting with EU’s neighborhood commissioner Johannes Hahn.

He also held meetings at NATO Headquarters and the European Parliament.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, also hosted Margvelashvili; the first time the two have met. They discussed the prospects for Georgia joining the alliance, and challenges and problems in the region.

According to the president’s press office, Stoltenberg also spoke about a joint military exercise which Georgia holds together with NATO member states. He said it is a matter for the 28 allies to decide whether Georgia will join NATO or not and no other countries have a veto right over this, or a right to get involved in this process.

Another meeting on the president’s agenda was with the head of Association of European Chambers, Richard Weber, after which it was announced that the annual meeting of the European Chambers will take place in Georgia in 2017.

The president later met with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and the two held a joint press conference.

King Philippe of Belgium will also host Margvelashvili.



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