Minister of Defence meets with Diplomatic Corps and Non-governmental Sector
12 April 2018

 “Georgia and Challenges faced by NATO”-this is the name of the lecture delivered by Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria in Defence Institution Building School. The representatives of Diplomatic Corps and civil society organizations attended the lecture.

Minister highlighted the challenges faced by NATO, emphasized effective deterrence policy and adequate steps taken by Georgia in this direction. Minister Levan Izoria provided the guests with a comprehensive information about the measures Georgia has taken with regard to NATO interoperability and the future plans as well as expressed his gratitude to international partners for their support in the reform process within the MoD.

In his speech, Minister of Defence paid a special attention to the significance of further improvement in a logistical field, the high level of combat preparedness, Total Defence Concept implementation, strengthening of the cyber-security direction and the issues of gender equality.

In his speech, Minister covered the other issues of strategic importance for NATO. As Levan Izoria underlined, Georgia already meets NATO standards and 2% of GDP of the country is spent on defence, more than 20% of which will be spent on the purchase of weapons, ammunition and equipment. Georgia continues its commitment to the worldwide peace and security.

After the Minister’s speech, the meeting continued in a question and answer session.

The event was dedicated to the 69th anniversary of the foundation of NATO. Deputy ministers Lela Chikovani and Nukri Gelashvili, Chief of General Staff of the GAF , Major-General Vladimer Chachibaia and his first Deputy Colonel Nikoloz Janjghava attended the event.

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