The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed on Thursday the alliance's continued support for Georgia and Ukraine.
Stoltenberg made the remarks at a press conference on the second day of the NATO summit in Brussels.
The president of Ukraine and Georgia were invited to the summit for further discussions on their progress towards full membership.
"We agreed to continue working together to prepare Georgia for NATO membership. And to step up our support in areas like crisis management, and training and exercises," said Stoltenberg.
NATO is encouraging Ukrainian to continue reforms to meet the criteria for joining the alliance.
"We stand by our earlier decisions in light of Ukraine's aspirations to join the Alliance," said the NATO chief.
"We look forward to further progress in Ukraine's reforms. And we'll continue to extend political and practical support as the country faces an active conflict," he added.