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Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia on the Foreign Policy of Georgia

The Parliament of Georgia declares the following strategic priorities of Georgia:

1. The main goal of the foreign policy of Georgia is to reaffirm the sovereignity of the
country, de-occupation and peaceful restoration of the terrirtorial integrity within the
internationally recognized borders of Georgia, through reconciliation and confidence
building of the population divided by the occupation lines, and by means of
consolidation of support of the international community;
2. In order to implement the foreign-political goals, Georgia continues to further
sthrengthen democratic institutions. The endeavors of the authorities will be directed
towards enhancing Georgia’s image at the international arena as a stable and secure
country and a regional leader in terms of the democratic reforms;
3. Georgia’s key priority is the membership of the European Union. Georgian Authorities continue the timely and efficient implementation of the Association Agreement,
including the component of the deep and comprehensive free trade agreement and
association agrenda and consistent institutional approximation with the European
Union. The Georgian Authorities will deepen bilateral and multiletaral strategic
partnership with the European countries. Georgia will continue its way towards full
integration in the European Union. The Association Agreement is not the ultimate goal
of the relations between Georgia and the European Union. Based on Article 49 of the
Treaty of the European Union, Georgia aspires towards the membership of the
European Union;
4. Georgia’s main priority is the membership of the NATO. The Georgian authorities will continue purposeful activities for practical enforcement of the decision, adopted in
2008 at the NATO Bucharest Summit by the allies that “Georgia will become a NATO
member”. All practical intruments (NATO-Georgia Commision, Annual National
Program, NATO-Georgia “Substantial Package”) and the institutional mechanisms will
be applied as part of the scope of Georgia’s integration in the NATO. By means of
implementation of NATO-Georgia “Substantial Package” , defence capabilities of
Georgia will be reaffirmed and interoperability with the NATO will be upgraded;
5. The goal of the Georgian Authorities is to deepen relations with the United States of
America, as the major strategic partner and allie of Georgia, in compliance with the
Charter on Strategic Partnership;
6. The Georgian Authorities will pay special attention to the development of relations in
multiletaral formats within The United Nations Organization, The Organization for
Security and Co-operation in Europe, The Council of Europe, The Black Sea Economic
Cooperation, GUAM and other international organizations’ formats; Georgia will not
become a member of the international organizations, the policy of which is in
contradiction with the foreign policy priorities of Georgia;
7. Georgia, as the responsible member of the International Community and supporter of
international peace, will fully share the commitments in the fight against the
challenges, which are facing the civilized world. The Georgian authorities will pay
special attention to making important contribution in military missions, carried out for
strengthening international security and stability, to the fight against terrorism and organized crime, as well as to the prevention of proliferation of mass destruction weapons, conventional weapons and military equipment;
8. Georgia, using the international mechanisms, will continue rational and principled
policy towards Russia, which aims at minimasing foreign-political threats,
strengthening of Georgia’s sovereignity, de-occupation, restoration of territorial
integrity and facilitation of stability in the region;
9. By means of efficient and balanced regional policy, amongst them, cooperation with
the immediate neighbors, Georgia continues to support stability in the region and to
significantly contribute to the development of economic, social and cultural relations;
10. The prioiroty of the foreign policy of Georgia is to effectively use its geopolitical
location, in order to create suitable conditions for transnational projects and to extend
economic and other types of relations with the Eastern countries;
11. The prioiroty of the foreign policy of Georgia is to protect the rights and legitimate
interests of the Georgian citizens abroad, strengthening the relations with the Georgian
diaspora and a dignified return and reintegration of the Georgian citizens, residing in
foreign countries, to their homeland;
12. The Georgian Authorities actively engage citizens and civil society in the process of
implementation of the foreign-political objectives. The special attention will be focused
on strategic communication regarding the country’s European and Euro-Atlantic
integration in order to maintain the high level and informed support in the society
towards the pro-Western course of the country.