Ex-defence minister Khidasheli: govt shows no interest in NATO promise on updated aid package

Ex-defence minister Khidasheli: govt shows no interest in NATO promise on updated aid package

The Georgian authorities are not talking to people about what kind of expectations there can be from the NATO Madrid summit. The alliance has pledged an updated aid package for Georgia. However, the government shows no interest in the issue, former Defence Minister of Georgia, Tinatin Khidasheli, told Front News on Tuesday. 

 

"There is a promise that Georgia will receive an updated aid package at the Madrid summit, which is very important. We must always fight to the last minute to get as much as possible,” Khidasheli suggested. 

 

She stated that earlier, prior to such summits, there was an active communication with the media by the state officials. 

 

“The Defense Minister was in Parliament shortly before the Madrid Summit and he talked about everything except what the political vision is, how we are going to the Madrid Summit and what may happen after that. The Foreign Minister also said nothing about the topic while in the state legislature.  This means that we do not have a political agenda over defense and security in the country," Khidasheli said.

 

The NATO Madrid Summit began today.

 

The Georgian delegation chaired by the PM is attending the event.



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The Georgian authorities are not talking to people about what kind of expectations there can be from the NATO Madrid summit. The alliance has pledged an updated aid package for Georgia. However, the government shows no interest in the issue, former Defence Minister of Georgia, Tinatin Khidasheli, told Front News on Tuesday. 

 

"There is a promise that Georgia will receive an updated aid package at the Madrid summit, which is very important. We must always fight to the last minute to get as much as possible,” Khidasheli suggested. 

 

She stated that earlier, prior to such summits, there was an active communication with the media by the state officials. 

 

“The Defense Minister was in Parliament shortly before the Madrid Summit and he talked about everything except what the political vision is, how we are going to the Madrid Summit and what may happen after that. The Foreign Minister also said nothing about the topic while in the state legislature.  This means that we do not have a political agenda over defense and security in the country," Khidasheli said.

 

The NATO Madrid Summit began today.

 

The Georgian delegation chaired by the PM is attending the event.