Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze says Tbilisi did not expect to be admitted into NATO this year but is on "track" to "one day" become a member.
Panjikidze made her comments the day after U.S. President Barack Obama said in Brussels that neither Georgia nor Ukraine were "currently on the path to NATO membership."
Georgian officials have made membership of the alliance a foreign-policy priority for several years, and Georgia received an Individual Partnership Action Plan for joining NATO in 2004.
Panjikidze said Georgia "is pursuing democratic reforms and strengthening democracy" in its pursuit of becoming a NATO member.
She added that at the NATO summit in Britain in September, the alliance will "note progress that Georgia has made in the past year and a half or two years."
Based on reporting by Interfax and RFE/RL's Georgian Service