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Georgia was invited to the NATO summit despite the law on “foreign agents”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun25,2024

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Georgia has received an invitation to take part in partner events within the framework of the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, said US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O'Brien.

The invitation was received despite the acceptance Georgian law on “foreign agents” earlier this month, the Voice of America reported.

The law requires non-governmental organizations and media groups that receive at least 20 percent of their funding from abroad to register as “foreign interest” organizations. powers.”

At a press conference, O'Brien condemned the law proposed by the Georgian Dream party, which some opponents call the “Russian law,” as well as Tbilisi's departure from NATO.

At the same time, O'Brien said that the Georgian people want the country to integrate into the EU and NATO.

"We want them to understand that the path along which they are coming and the rhetoric they are using towards the West is inconsistent with what 80 percent of Georgia's citizens want – said O'Brien. – We are trying to make it as clear as possible that there is an opportunity to move away from the path they have chosen..

According to O'Brien, all NATO partner countries are invited to attend the NATO summit in Washington July 9-11, and the key topics of the summit are “the health of the alliance, partnership in the Indo-Pacific region and the success of Ukraine.”

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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