Defence Minister meets with Polish Ambassador
Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Georgia Mr. Mariusz Maszkiewicz. At the introductory meeting, the sides addressed bilateral cooperation plans and regional security affairs.
Minister of Defence of Georgia focused on Poland`s active engagement in the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package implementation. Development of Special Operations Forces and Military Police direction were also discussed during the meeting: “we had a very interesting meeting with the new Ambassador of Poland to Georgia. We have discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation. I would like to emphasize the role of Poland in the execution of SNGP and especially in the reformation of two directions-Military Police and Special Operations Forces. We plan to carry out the concrete measures as well”.
The sides underlined Poland`s participation in international military exercises. According to Levan Izoria, Poland expressed desire to continue cooperation in this area and to take part in the multi-national exercise “Noble Partner” scheduled in summer: “Poland always takes part in joint military trainings we conduct along with our strategic partners in Georgia. They expressed desire to continue this cooperation, especially in the frames of the military exercise “Noble Partner”. The Polish Armed Forces` representatives will also visit Georgia in summer for participation in the military maneuvers.”
While summing up the meeting results, the Polish Ambassador to Georgia focused on Poland-Georgia partnership, NATO integration and the reforms ongoing in Defence Ministry.
“I am glad that I have good relations with Georgian Minister of Defence. Georgia is an important partner of Poland in terms of cooperation with NATO and strengthening regional security. We support Georgia`s ambition to become the member of the North-Atlantic Alliance after Poland itself gained the NATO membership in 1999. We hope that Georgia will soon gain access to the Alliance and I am sure that the reforms ongoing in the MoD will further accelerate the NATO integration”, declared Mariusz Maszkiewicz. First Deputy Minister Lela Chikovani and Defence Attaché of the Republic of Poland to Georgia Col Mariusz Grzybowski attended the meeting.