Germany Supports Ongoing Reforms in the Ministry of Defence of Georgia

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:45

Today, within an official visit to Germany, the Minister Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria met his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen and discussed the aspects of bilateral cooperation in the field of defence.

     After the introduction to the transformation process in the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, German minister gave a promise of support to the ongoing military reforms. In his address, Levan Izoria emphasized Georgia’s commitment to its obligations to NATO and reaffirmed the participation of Georgian peacekeeping forces in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan.

     The meeting involved discussions on Georgia-NATO relations. Levan Izoria expressed gratitude to Germany for its contribution in the implementation of Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) and underlined its initiatives – Defence Institutional Building School (DIB) and Joint Train and Evaluation Center (JTEC) as the examples of successful cooperation. Minister also noted the declaration of the year 2017 as Georgia-Germany Year, which involves number of important events aimed to strengthen the ties between Georgian and German people.

     Later, Levan Izoria held meeting with the Under-Secretary for Foreign and Security Policy Christoph Heusgen at German Chancellery and discussed the dynamics of Georgian-German cooperation.

     Within the visit to Germany, the members of Georgian delegation visited Magdeburg Combat Readiness Center, where they attended pre-deployment training exercise demonstration by Georgian servicemen, who are preparing for participation in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan.


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