About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:19 - 1 Oct.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili: MAP Requirement for Georgia 'Removed'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 23 Nov.'10 / 19:07

President Saakashvili said that the wording used in final declaration of NATO Lisbon summit in respect of Georgia amounted to removal of Membership Action Plan (MAP) stage for Georgia in its process towards eventual membership to the Alliance.

“In the prior decisions there was that Georgia will become NATO member without prejudice to MAP – that is to say that Georgia had first to go through Membership Action Plan. If we read language carefully [in Lisbon summit declaration], now we will go through NATO-Georgia Commission and other already existing formats so we do not need any further stages; this is one big [hurdle] that has been removed for Georgia,” Saakashvili said at a news conference in Strasbourg after addressing the European Parliament.

The Lisbon summit’s final declaration makes no direct mentioning of MAP in respect of Georgia. It, however, reiterates the 2008 Bucharest summit decision, as well as in addition reaffirms “subsequent decisions”, which among others also includes the one of 2009 Strasbourg/Kehl summit in which NATO leaders said that Georgia’s Annual National Programme, setting reforms targets, will help Georgia in advancing its reforms “without prejudice to further decisions which must be taken about MAP”.

Latest News
01 Oct.'14 15:19
EU Commissioner-Designate Hahn on Georgia
Johannes Hahn told MEPs lot remains to be done in Georgia, noting need for removing internal “tension.”
30 Sep.'14 13:11
August GDP Growth 5.2% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 6.1% y/y in the first eight months of 2014, according to Geostat.
29 Sep.'14 21:11
President Re-Nominates Supreme Court Judge Candidates
These candidates were voted down two months ago by the GD parliamentary majority.
29 Sep.'14 16:18
Abkhaz Leader Appoints New PM
Khajimba has also appointed new chief of the state security service of the breakaway region.
29 Sep.'14 00:35
Georgian, Turkish Presidents Meet in Istanbul
Margvelashvili is in Istanbul to participate in a two-day World Economic Forum meeting.
28 Sep.'14 12:05
Lavrov Calls for Talks on Security Architecture in Euro-Atlantic, Including Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
In UN speech he said these countries should not face choice of “either with us or against us.”
27 Sep.'14 05:14
In UN Speech, PM Speaks of Georgia’s ‘Significant Progress’
He started his 20-minute speech by speaking about Georgia’s “unwavering transformation to freedom.”
26 Sep.'14 13:49
Georgian PM’s Bilateral Meetings at UN
PM Garibashvili met Iranian President and some other leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
25 Sep.'14 22:53
PM: Georgia’s Contribution to Anti-IS Coalition will be ‘Symbolic’
Garibashvili denied reports about Tbilisi offering to host training center for anti-IS fighters.
25 Sep.'14 21:45
New Abkhaz Leader Takes Office
Kremlin official says financial aid to Abkhazia will double after signing of new cooperation treaty.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
65