Georgia-NATO Inter-parliamentary Council (GNIC)
Georgia became an Associate Member of the Assembly in May 1999, and since then members of the Georgian delegation have participated in the many types of activities open to the Assembly’s partners. Following the August 2008 conflict in Georgia, the Assembly decided to strengthen its institutional relationship with the Georgian Parliament by creating the Georgia-NATO Inter-parliamentary Council (GNIC).
The GNIC is composed of two Assembly Vice-Presidents plus the Head of the Georgian delegation to the NATO PA. The members of this Council bring consistency and continuity to the various activities which relate to Georgia throughout the year. The members are invited to participate in any Assembly activity relating to Georgia or to the wider region, and the Commission meets regularly to discuss and assess NATO-Georgia relations and issues of common concern.
The GNIC was created as a parliamentary counterpart to the NATO-Georgia Commission which oversees NATO’s relationship with Georgia.
Assen AGOV (Bulgaria, Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria)
Irakli SESIASHVILI (Georgian Dream), Head of the Georgian delegation to the NATO PA