CHICAGO - On May 21, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Azubalis attended the meeting of NATO foreign ministers with representatives from the countries that aspire to NATO membership - Georgia, Macedonia, F.Y.R. of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina – and stressed Lithuania’s strong resolve to support NATO open door policy and cooperate with the aspiring countries.
“Since the beginning of the Cold War, NATO open door policy has remained the cornerstone of security and stability in Europe. Lithuania strongly supports the open door policy and is ready to cooperate with countries aiming at Euro-Atlantic integration in order to implement the vision of a Europe whole and free,” Azubalis said.
He stressed the importance of Georgia’s active participation in the mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under NATO command and its efforts made towards membership of the Alliance.
“Lithuania supports Georgia’s territorial integrity, goals to become a full-fledged NATO member and welcomes the Government’s constructive position with regard to occupied territories. We witness Georgia’s active contribution to the mission of the International Security Assistance Force under NATO command, which is very important,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister said.