NATO dashes Georgia, Montenegro membership hopes

June 25, 2014 7:47 AM

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NATO dashes Georgia, Montenegro membership hopes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO will not approve a formal step to membership for Georgia at its summit in Britain in September and will delay taking a decision on whether to admit Montenegro until next year, NATO officials said on Wednesday.

NATO members have agreed in principle to draw up a substantive package of cooperation with Georgia that would "help it come closer to NATO", Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters during a meeting of alliance foreign ministers.

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