Defennse Minister of Georgia hosted the Adjutant General, Georgia JFHQ-GA, Major General Thomas M. Carden. Levan Izoria expressed gratitude to the general for the contribution in developing the Georgian National Guard and emphasized US political and practical support.
The sides discussed ongoing and future cooperation issues between two countries and referred to the transformation process of Georgian Defense Forces, total defense concept, reserve and mobilization system, US-Georgian joint project – Georgian Defense Readiness Program (GDRP) and importance of multinational military exercises.
By the end of the meeting Levan Izoria awarded U.S. General with service medal “General Mazniashvili” for his firm and strong support to the Georgian Defense Forces.
First Deputy Defense Minister Lela Chikovani, Chief of Georgian Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Vladimer Chachibaia and US Defense Attaché, Colonel Jeffry Hartman attended the meeting. General Thomas M. Carden visits Georgia regarding the ongoing multinational exercise Agile Spirit 2019.