Georgia will not abandon fellow NATO hopeful Ukraine behind should the alliance offer it a separate Membership Action Plan (MAP), Georgia`s Foreign Minister Eka Tkeshelashvili said Wednesday, according to FOCUS Information Agency.

"It`s a very firm strategic partnership we have with Ukraine and it`s a common effort and we do think that there are prospects of going together in this road," Tkeshelashvili said at a joint press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.

Asked whether Georgia would move ahead on the NATO membership track if asked without fellow ex-Soviet republic Ukraine, Tkeshelashvili said: "No".

"Getting closer to NATO together with Ukraine brings much better possibilities," she said in Warsaw.