NATO has released the text of the framework agreement signed on September 15 by its Secretary-General and the Georgian Prime Minister. “Establishing a NATO-Georgia Commission confirms our support for Georgian independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The alliance expresses its concerns about Russian actions during the conflict within Georgia’s internationally recognised boundaries and its recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia”, the agreement says.
The NATO-Georgia Commission will have the following goals:
1. To deepen political dialogue and cooperation between NATO and Georgia at all appropriate levels;2. To supervise the process set in hand at the NATO Bucharest Summit;3. To coordinate Alliance efforts to assist Georgia in recovering from the recent conflict;4. To underpin Georgia’s efforts to take forward its political, economic, and defence-related reforms pertaining to its Euro-Atlantic aspirations and membership of NATO, with a focus on key democratic and institutional goals.