Deepening defence cooperation with partner countries and reforms conducted in the Georgian Defence Forces for the aim of Georgia’s membership in NATO – these are the subjects covered during the meeting of Minister of Defence of Georgia with ministers of defence of Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and the US Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison. Levan Izoria held bilateral meetings along with NATO defence ministerial in Brussels.
One of the important subjects of the talks was the Black Sea security and the intensified involvement in multinational exercises to strengthen regional security.
The use of Georgia’s training infrastructure was also highlighted at the meetings. “With the rotational principle, based on trainings, the possibility of evaluating combat readiness of various countries by using our infrastructure was also discussed. It was started last year by the United States and it was a historical step in providing “more NATO” in our country. Within new initiative, which is called the establishment of NATO-Georgia Readiness Center, we talked with these countries about concrete realization of the mentioned principle as well,” – such was the summarization of the bilateral meetings at NATO headquarters by Levan Izoria.