Strengthening US-Georgian military cooperation, developing Georgia’s territorial defence capabilities and Georgia’s common share in global security along with USA were the main topics Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili discussed with Laura K. Cooper. On the very first working week as a Defense Minister, Irakli Garibashvili hosted the representative from Pentagon – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Laura K.Cooper.
At the meeting the sides discussed renewing process of the Security Cooperation Framework, which will be signed during the upcoming visit of Georgian Defense Minister to the USA.
Minister emphasized the strategic partnership between Georgia and the USA and expressed appreciation to Laura K. Cooper and the U.S. Government for the political and practical support in defense and security field of Georgia. He reassured the U.S. side that he will serve to make this relationship even stronger and deeper.
“We have exciting agenda moving forward and many opportunities to deepen our strategic partnership that is built on excellent work Georgia has done in reforming its Ministry of Defense and building its capability as part of Georgia Defense Readiness Program. I am looking forward for the future of this cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of Georgia”, - stated Laura K. Cooper.