On November 24, 2016 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) organized a public discussion for the young ethnic Azerbaijani minorities on the issues on national security and NATO in “Marneuli Youth Center”.
The discussion was opened by Amb. Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow at Rondeli Foundation. The speakers included Shota Gvineria, Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Radu Gorincioi, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Romania in Georgia.
During the event Shota Gvineria discussed the following issues: the main causes of conflict, the meaning of power, as well as the importance of the NATO Summits of Bucharest in 2008, Wales in 2014 and Warsaw in 2016.
The discussion was held in the framework of project “Awareness raising of Ethnic Minority Communities of Georgia on the issues of Euro-Atlantic Integration” that aims to help to replace existing myths established as negative clichés about the West with the reliable information provided in a language and form understandable to ordinary citizens, increase the knowledge of local communities on economic and social effects of integration with the West as well as demonstrate the commitment of the Georgian state towards the idea of Euro-Atlantic integration.
The project is implemented by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studues, supported by the Embassy of Romania, NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Georgia.