Turkish donation will help armed forces carry out their assigned tasks, say Georgian defense officials
Turkey has made a donation of military equipment to the army of its northeastern neighbor Georgia, military officials announced on Sunday.
The Turkish donations included laser rangefinders and various engineering equipment for various purposes, a Georgian Defense Ministry statement said.
A ceremony attended by senior Turkish and Georgian military officials marked the donation of the valuable equipment, it added.
Underlining the close and successful defense cooperation between Turkey and Georgia, the statement said: “The donated equipment will be assigned to various combat and engineering regiments and will facilitate them carrying out their assigned tasks.”
The move follows Turkey’s donation last November of 36 buses, 12 armored earthmovers, and various other equipment to the Georgian Army.
Writing by Ahmet Gencturk
The Army Hall of Ministry of Defence hosted the farewell ceremony of the Georgian participants of Invictus Games. Deputy Minister of Defence Zaal Kapanadze and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the GAF Brigadier General Zaza Chkhaidze addressed the military servicemen wounded in peacekeeping missions and in different combat operations and wished them success.
Invictus Games will be held in Toronto city, Canada on 23-30 September. The team of 15 wounded military servicemen underwent intensive preparation for the upcoming tournament.
The Georgian soldiers will compete in 6 kinds of sports in the international games: cycle racing, motor racing, swimming, archery and sitting volleyball.
The Georgian wounded military service members are taking part in the Invictus Games under the patronage of the His Royal Highness Prince Harry of the United Kingdom for already the third times. For the first time, the Georgian soldiers have competed in the Invictus Games in London and then in Orlando city of the United States.
The goal of the competition is to raise motivation and combat spirit among the military and the use an active sport in rehabilitation process.
The exclusive interview of Ian Kelly the US Ambassador to Georgia in the special project of Starvision “Border Zone”/ ‘Пограничная ZONA’: «Pentagon and FoggyBottom know how important Georgian Army is.
It is small but strong and it has an important role in the protection of the interests of the world».
Watch at Starvision and listen to Radio Star FM the full version of the interview today, at 21:30 p.m. “Border Zone”/ ‘Пограничная ZONA’