On October 12, 2016 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organized a presentation for the representatives of ethnic Armenian minority community on “The NATO-Georgian Relations after the Warsaw Summit” at the regional office of the Foundation in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti.
The lecture was conducted by David Dondua, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. The presenter gave a brief overview of the history and enlargement of NATO, discussed the results of Wales and Warsaw Summits as well as current formats of cooperation between NATO and Georgia.
The abovementioned presentation is the first activity in the framework of the new project “Awareness raising of Ethnic Minority Communities of Georgia on the issues of Euro-Atlantic Integration” implemented by GFSIS and supported by the Embassy of Romania, NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Georgia.
The project envisages conducting series of seminars on NATO and EU at its branch office in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Marneuli Youth Centre in Kvemo Kartli and the goal is to contribute to raise awareness on NATO and EU among the minority communities of Georgia.
The seminars aim 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.