TBILISI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Monday called on the governments of NATO member countries to provide "strong political and practical support" to Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration before wrapping up its four-day session in the Caucasus country.
In a declaration adopted before the closing of the four-day session in Tbilisi on Monday, the assembly urged NATO governments to create conditions and advance Georgia's NATO integration.
It called for intensified efforts to support Georgia, including support through joint exercises, to strengthen its defense capability and enhance its ability to tackle various threats from the outside.
"Montenegro's integration with NATO is important for Georgia and other aspirant countries, as it is a signal that NATO's doors are really open," said Paolo Alli, president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, at the plenary session, stressing no pressure from the outside will prevent these countries from achieving their goals.
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, who attended the session, reassured Georgia's aspiration of the Euro-Atlantic integration and vowed to "wait with patience for the day when the alliance decides to become stronger by accepting Georgia as a member."
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring Session, which kicked off on Friday in Tbilisi, marked only the fifth time in its six-decade history that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has held a session outside the NATO countries.
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly serves as NATO's consultative inter-parliamentary organization. It consists of delegates from the 28 NATO member countries, while delegates or observers from its associate countries, the European Parliament and some other parliaments also take part in its activities.