04 February 2023,   15:50
NATO Secretary General invites Irakli Garibashvili to the Madrid Summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg invites the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili to the Madrid Summit.

“I am writing to invite you to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 28 to 30 June.

Specifically, I would welcome your attendance at a special meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and Government with NATO partners in the afternoon of 29 June. I have also invited the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, the President of the Republic of Finland, the Prime Minister of Japan, the President of the Republic of Korea, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Prime Minister of Sweden, the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission to this meeting.

We are meeting at a pivotal time. By invading Ukraine, Russia has shattered the peace in Europe. Global security is being redefined and the implications of this unjustified and unprovoked war of choice are being left beyond the Euro-Atlantic area. Russia and the other authoritarian powers are challenging the rules-based international order. The immediate response of the transatlantic community to Russia’s brutal aggression has been impressive, demonstrating unity and solidarity.

We should focus our discussion on global challenges and in particular China’s growing power and reach, and its consequences for our interests and security. Allies will agree a new Strategic Concept at the Madrid Summit, which will lay out NATO’s key principles and tasks to prepare the Alliance for a more dangerous and unpredictable world. The Concept will forge a new policy on Russia, craft common ground on the challenges posed by China, and reaffirm our determination to defend all Allies against all threats. Looking forward to seeing you in Madrid!”, - reads the invitation letter of Jens Stoltenberg.