The two ministers met on the sidelines of the formal meeting of the NATO foreign ministers and they tackled the security climate in the Black Sea area and the phase and prospects related to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
Predoiu stressed Georgia is a key partner of Romania and added Bucharest is a firm supporter of Georgia’s integration in the Euro-Atlantic structure.
He voiced Romania’s readiness to offer Georgia assistance on the relevant areas of its cooperation with NATO. The minister announced Romania is considering sending a national expert to the NATO Office in Tbilisi as a volunteer national contribution.
The strengthening of the NATO Office in Georgia is part of a package of measures approved by the foreign ministers at their meeting in Dec. 2008 meant to extend the political dialogue and practical cooperation between the Alliance and Georgia.
Minister Vashadze said he appreciated the Romanian constant support for Georgia’s Euro¬Atlantic aspirations and he thanked for Bucharest’s decision to back the commissioning of the NATO liaison Office in Tbilisi by sending an expert as national volunteer contribution.
The two sides expressed willingness to continue the political dialogue and the practical cooperation and agreed to further develop common projects meant to get Georgia closer to the Alliance, the foreign ministry said.