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NATO insists Georgia will join, despite separatist challenge

AP  |  Brussels 

is insisting that will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic.

said tosday: "will become a member of " He said the 29-nation alliance supports the territorial integrity of Georgia, including its sovereignty over the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

and fought a brief war in 2008, which led to the regions declaring independence. has since been supporting them financially and militarily.

Despite Georgia's important contribution to operations, the alliance is unlikely to invite the country in until the conflict with the two regions has been resolved.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 18:15 IST