Levan Izoria’s Meeting with the Commander of United States Army Europe
Within the frames of the Munich Security Conference, Georgian Defence Minister Levan Izoria held a bilateral meeting with the Commander of United States Army Europe Lieutenant-General Christopher Cavoli.
Levan Izoria discussed with Lieutenant-General Cavoli the transformation process of the Georgian Defense Forces and focused on the ongoing Georgian Defence Readiness Program. Minister Izoria also emphasized on the importance the Combat Training Center - another significant project of the US-Georgian cooperation. As Minister declared, further enhancement of the Combat Training Center and renewal of the relevant infrastructure is planned in Vaziani, Krtsanisi, Algeti and Norio, which alongside with the Georgian Defence Forces will be used by the military personnel of NATO member and partner countries for conducting readiness-oriented exercises.
The meeting also covered multinational trainings. As Levan Izoria noted, next month, Georgia will host NATO-Georgia Exercise for the second time, which is another demonstration of Georgia's enhanced capabilities and increasing trust from the allies towards Georgia. Sides also discussed multinational exercise Agile Spirit 2019 scheduled in Georgia for summer.
Speaking about cooperation with NATO, Levan Izoria focused on a new approach - Strategic Readiness, which aims developing resilient territorial defence forces in line with NATO standards.
President condemns ratification on creating unite army with occupied Abkhazia
The President of Georgia condemns the fact that the Defense Committee of Russian Duma ratified the agreement on creating united army with occupied Abkhazia. As the Head of Georgia says, this act aims legalizing Russian occupation army in Abkhazia. Giorgi Margvelashvili calls to international society for reaction.
The press speaker Eka Mishveladze presented the position of the President at press conference today. According to her, this is a continuing process of the agreement signed in 2015 between Moscow and the so-called government of Sukhumi.
“The President of Georgia condemns this fact and calls it one more step for annexation the territories of Georiga,”-Eka Mishveladze said.