TBILISI, DFWatch — Alexi Petriashvili, State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration, November 19 left for Brussels to attend the session. Defense Minister Irakli Alasania is also on a working visit to Brussels, both participating in the NGC session on the level of ambassadors.

This is the first time Georgia is represented in the talks by the new government.

According to the state minister’s press office, NATO will be briefed about politically important issues.

The commission was established after the Russia-Georgia war in August 2008 and is a forum for political consultations between NATO and Georgia, as well as mechanism for practical cooperation. Its goal is to help Georgia join the alliance.

The commission discusses political, economic, defense and security, education, legal and other issues.