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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, as part of his visit to Brussels, met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance hosted the Head of Georgian Government at NATO Headquarters.

The meeting emphasized the successful cooperation between NATO and Georgia and the refreshed Substantial Package designed to assist Georgia in cementing its resilience and offer new opportunities for cooperation with the Alliance.

Irakli Garibashvili thanked Jens Stoltenberg for supporting Georgia's integration into NATO and for the 2020 Report dedicating an individual chapter to cooperation with Georgia and emphasizing that the Alliance continues supporting Georgia's integration into NATO in line with decision of the 2008 NATO Summit in Bucharest.

The parties also discussed the importance of Black Sea security and Georgia's role in this direction.

Special emphasis was placed on the region's new geopolitical landscape and Russian threats as a major challenge for Euro-Atlantic security. The parties discussed security challenges in Georgia's occupied territories. Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed strong support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The conversation reiterated Georgia's exceptional role in NATO-led peace missions and operations, for which the Secretary General of NATO expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister.