U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission: Defense and Security Working Group

Based on core principles of sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders, the Security Working Group seeks to enhance security cooperation, promote Georgia’s efforts in defense reform, and improve Georgia’s defense capabilities, including NATO interoperability and contributions to ISAF operations in Afghanistan. The United States supports Georgia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions, including aspirations for membership in NATO as reflected in the Alliance’s decisions in Bucharest, Strasburg-Kehl, and Lisbon. The United States also supports Georgia’s efforts related to its “Annual National Program” as agreed by the NATO-Georgia Commission.