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NATO Chief Hails Georgia’s Commitment

RIA Novosti

18:42 03/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised Georgia’s commitment to NATO and to domestic reforms, the Alliance said in a news release on Tuesday.

“Georgia is a special partner for NATO. You are committed to our operations, to NATO accession, and committed to reforms… In all, Georgia is a model partner,” the secretary general said as he welcomed President Mikheil Saakashvili to the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

In March, NATO Allies and Georgia agreed a set of measures to further support the reform process in Georgia, including strengthening civil service reform, boosting interoperability with the Alliance and reinforcing the capacity for civil democratic oversight of the defense and security sector.

“This is a long road, and we are taking it one step at a time. But you have already made good progress,” Rasmussen said.



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