About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:14 - 19 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
19 Oct.'14 16:14
Tbilisi Says to Counter Russia’s Abkhaz Moves with ‘Pro-Active’ Foreign Policy
Russia-proposed new treaty with Abkhazia discussed by Georgian state security council.
18 Oct.'14 15:02
Georgian President to Visit Japan
President Margvelashvili will pay an official visit to Japan on October 21-25.
18 Oct.'14 14:55
New EU Ambassador to Georgia Takes Office
Janos Herman, a Hungarian career diplomat, has replaced Philip Dimitrov.
18 Oct.'14 00:27
Parliament Condemns Russia’s ‘Attempt to Annex’ Abkhazia
Parliament passed GD-proposed statement, voted down UNM-proposed draft resolution.
17 Oct.'14 22:55
Parliament Confirms Two Supreme Court Judge Candidates
Candidates were re-nominated by the President after they were voted down in August.
17 Oct.'14 12:12
Sokhumi Working on its Proposals to New Treaty with Russia
Views of the Russian side and Abkhaz leader “differ on number of clauses.”
17 Oct.'14 00:19
Georgian PM on Moscow-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
If signed it will first and foremost pose threat to self-identity of “the proud Abkhaz nation,” Garibashvili said.
16 Oct.'14 22:56
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet, Amid Row over Kremlin-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
Russian MFA says no one can prevent Moscow and Sokhumi from deepening ties.
16 Oct.'14 20:47
Court in Greece Rejects Extradition of Ex-Senior Interior Ministry Official
Data Akhalaia, ex-head of security service, is wanted in Georgia for multiple criminal charges.
15 Oct.'14 22:06
President Asks Parliament to React on Russia-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
“This treaty is yet another step against Georgia’s sovereignty,” Margvelashvili said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
80