Security of NATO’s eastern flank depends a lot on the situation in the Black Sea region. Today the Alliance is trying to develop a common strategy on this issue. In this process, it is highly important to appropriately assess littoral countries’ role and capabilities in the common security architecture. Georgia is one of the essential partners for NATO. It makes significant contribution to the Euro-Atlantic security through active engagement in the Alliance’s international missions, as well as the intensive development of efficient partnership programmes. Strengthening Georgia’s and other coastal countries’ defensibility will considerably advance the elaboration of the Alliance’s Black Sea strategy and enhance security of the eastern flank of NATO.