Populist rulers across the globe increasingly navigate towards Kremlin: Hans Binnendjik

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Hans Binnendjik (VoA). The NATO was founded in April of 1949 by Washington treaty, and at a time aimed to prevent Soviet aggression in Europe. In 21st century, the NATO’s role and agenda has changed. But the Alliance remains a deterrent against growing Russian threat in Europe. Ani Chkhikvadze, reporter for VOA’s Georgian Service, [...]

Georgian troops vote in Afghanistan

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

(Ipn) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian troops serving within NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan cast their ballots on Wednesday, three days prior of the parliamentary elections, which is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 8. […]

NATO expert: Georgia is in a much closer to Alliance now than it was in 2008

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

George Benitez: ‘it’s very important to note, that NAC very rarely meets outside Brussels’. Voice of America’s (VOA) Anna Kalandadze spoke to George (Jorge) Benitez, Senior Fellow at the US Atlantic Council in Washington and NATOSource director, to discuss the North Atlantic Council’s latest visit to Georgia and other important aspects in bilateral relations.  Excerpts of this interview ran on a VOA’s program.  Here is the full interview:  […]

Georgia marked Independence Day [photo]

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Oath taking ceremony on Freedom Square (DFWatch) As a tradition, an oath taking ceremony was held on Freedom Square, however for the first time it was also held in other places – in Kakheti, Samegrelo, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti and Adjara. Totally 432 recruits all over Georgia took an oath. […]

Romania welcomes Georgia, Ukraine in potential NATO Black Sea fleet

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mihnea Motoc (MApN) TBILISI, DFWatch–Minister of defense of Romania Mihnea Motoc hopes that during the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw a decision will be made regarding creation of NATO Black Sea fleet with participation of Georgia and Ukraine. […]

Georgia marks NATO Week on the eve of Warsaw Summit

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tbilisi City Council decorated with the NATO member state flags (Facebook) Tbilisi, DFWatch – Two-day NATO–Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum in Tbilisi opened NATO Week 2016, which will last from 4 to 19 April. ‘Georgia’s NATO and EU integration is our return to the European family with whom we are linked to by our common values of democracy, freedom and human rights protection. […]

Georgian president calls for Karabakh de-escalation

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

President Giorgi Margvelashvili addressing the Georgia-NATO forum in Tbilisi on April 5, 2016. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Giorgi Margvelashvili called for a ‘peaceful end to the tensions’ in the recent outbreak of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, Rustavi 2 reported. President made his remarks during the second day of the NATO–Georgia […]

NATO chief Stoltenberg to meet Georgian PM November 17

By | October 30th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (NATO.) TBILISI, DFWatch–New NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will meet Georgia’s prime minister on November 17. Secretary General Stoltenberg said this in a speech at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels on Wednesday. The stated purpose of the meeting with Georgian PM Irakli […]

Georgian PM expects ‘adequate assessment’ of his efforts

By | June 4th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Tbilisi, Dfwatch – Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili hopes that a progress done by Georgia will be ‘adequately assessed’ on the upcoming NATO Summit in Wales, but he also thinks it is not advisable to speak of this issue in advance, as it raises false expectations among his fellow counterparts. […]

NATO week in Georgia

By | June 2nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia will mark NATO week from 3 to 10th June. It will be opened by NATO envoy James Appathurai and the minister for Euro Atlantic integration. Elene Gotsadze, director of the information center for NATO and EU, said Friday that James Appathurai, […]

NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels

By | December 3rd, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — NATO’s Foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels December 4 and 5. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, will chair the meeting. Maia Panjikidze, Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Minister arrived in Brussels Monday evening […]

NATO visit postponed to next year

By | November 15th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The delayed visit by NATO’s Military Committee will take place in the first half of 2013. “The parties have decided that high military officials of the Alliance will visit Georgia in the first half of 2013,” the defense ministry informs, explaining […]