On 19th of August 2008, at the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of NATO, Member States made a decision on establishing the NATO-Georgia Commission (NGC). On 15th of 2008, during the first official visit of the North-Atlantic Council (NAC) in Georgia, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed. The first session was held on September 15, 2008.
The commission represents a forum for political consultations and a mechanism for practical cooperation between NATO and Georgia, which aims at assisting Georgia in the integration process. The Commission facilitates the NATO-Georgia political dialogues and deepening cooperation at all relevant levels.
On December 2-3, 2008 Foreign Ministers of NATO Member States made a decision that NATO and Georgia would continue cooperation under the NGC in the format of Annual National Program without taking a political decision on MAP. Georgia considers ANP as an instrument of NATO integration, which reflects all significant reforms and issues, supporting Georgia to get closer to NATO standards.
NGC along with ANP play the central role in implementation of the Bucharest Summit decision.
Thematic consultations are regularly held within NGC at all working levels.
Within the framework of NGC more than twenty meetings are held annually on politics, security, defense, democracy, peaceful conflict resolution, economics, energetic etc.
The first Joint Declaration was signed at the meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, in Berlin in 2011.