Joint Communique of the President of Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, Strasbourg Meeting, 10 October 1997

Leaders of the four nations were unanimous in assessing threats and risk for the European, as well as for the regional securities. They agreed that the process of integration into Trans-Atlantic and European structures could to a considerable extent reduce these threats and risks.

In this connection, they underlined the prospects of the four nations cooperation within the framework of the OSCE, other European and Atlantic structures, including the recently established Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Partnership for Peace NATO Program.

The Presidents of the four states agreed that such cooperation, as well as the development of a distinctive partnership, like that envisaged in the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between NATO and Ukraine, could become an important element in strengthening stability, and serve as the basis for relationship and further development of cooperation between NATO and other countries in the region.

Georgia and the World: A Vision and Strategy for the Future, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Among all partner nations, Georgia has developed especially strong relations with the United States of America and key states of Europe. Their economic, political, military and moral support has been instrumental in helping Georgia to achieve its national goals...

The highest priority of Georgian foreign policy is to achieve full integration into European political, economic, and security structures, thus fulfilling the historical aspiration of the Georgian nation to participate fully in the European community.

Deepening cooperation with the EU represents a paramount aim of Georgian foreign policy.

The EU member states and the community as a whole have supported the territorial integrity an sovereignty of Georgia since the early days of its independence...

Georgia considers the co-operation with the United States of America and European countries as a main segment of the strategy of integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures.

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