Ministry of Defence of Georgia and the U.S. Department of State concluded Framework Agreement on Cooperation in Security Sector for 2016-2019. Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Michael Carpenter signed the document. The three year-long Framework Cooperation Agreement defines the long-term tasks of bilateral cooperation, provides synchronization of priorities and resources and promotes enhancing of national defence capabilities.
Framework Agreement “On the Intensification of Cooperation between the U.S. and Georgia in Defence and Security Sphere” is a supporting agreement of the memorandum and promotes further development of Georgia`s defensive capabilities.
In the framework of bilateral cooperation between the U.S. Department of State and Ministry of Defence of Georgia, the main aspects of cooperation were outlined: improving Georgia`s defence capabilities, establishing effective and sustainable system of defence, enhancing interoperability of the Georgian Armed Forces with NATO and ensuring effective military management.
The priorities, goals and tasks identified in the Framework Agreement will be subject to the annual review and update in the format of high-level bilateral consultations.