The representatives of the Georgian civil society held a press conference on NATO's upcoming Summit at Geocase

On June 27, 2022, at the Office of the Georgian think tank Geocase, representatives of non-governmental organizations, analytical and research centers of Georgia held a press conference on NATO's upcoming Summit in Madrid and addressed NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg with an open letter. The letter was signed by the heads of the research and analytical centers, experts, former diplomats, scholars, and other members of society.


According to the letter, the representatives of the Georgian civil society think that the 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid should become a format of major political decisions. This is critically necessary for the containment of Russia’s aggression and protection of the Euro-Atlantic as well as global security.


They believe that decisions should be taken regarding new security guarantees to Georgia, strengthening its defense capability and fulfilling the political promise made at the 2008 Bucharest Summit. As a result of the analysis of the existing situation, they think that Georgia’s NATO membership is a real security guarantee that has no alternative, especially, considering that Georgia possesses all practical instruments of NATO membership and can contribute to the enhancement of the security of the Black Sea region. Without the stability of the Black Sea region, hardly can the security of the entire Europe be ensured and defended in the future.

Please see the letter