On 10 January, the Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani spoke over the phone with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoană.
The conversation focused on the ongoing European security talks between Russia and NATO allies.
According to the NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Russian Federation’s proposals regarding the so-called "security guarantees" contain provisions that contradict the fundamental principles and values of NATO and any attempt of the third country to interfere in the foreign and security policy of the sovereign states is inadmissible.
The Deputy Secretary General reaffirmed the Alliance's unwavering support for the decision made at the Bucharest Summit that Georgia will become a member of NATO.
The sides agreed to continue active consultations through diplomatic channels and to coordinate their positions on the abovesaid issues.