The decision of the NATO summit in Bucharest (2008) stating that in the future Georgia will become a member of NATO, remains in force. The time for this has not come yet, there is a lot of work to be done. All is in Georgia's hands," said the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking at a joint meeting of the EP Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Committees.
"We then said: Georgia will be a NATO member if it fulfills the criteria established. We have created a special NATO-Georgia Commission. We are working in its framework to ensure that Georgia continues the reform process, whose purpose is to join NATO someday in the future. For the present it is not ready for this, and there is a lot of work to be done," said Rasmussen.
"At the same time, I am pleased that the new government of Georgia has confirmed its commitment to NATO. Thus, a lot depends on Georgia itself; it must show that it meets the required criteria," said the NATO chief.