First Deputy Minister of Defence of Georgia Lela Chikovani met with Deputy Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic Marian Majer. Deputy Minister thanked the Slovak authorities for political and practical support of Georgia.
In light of the existing challenges in Europe, the importance of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in terms of overall security was underlined during the meeting. Considering the current developments in Ukraine, the sides discussed the security in the Black Sea region.
The discussions covered the importance of the NATO support tailored to Georgia's needs as well as cooperation with the member and partner countries of the Alliance for the implementation of the initiatives defined by the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP). It was underlined that Georgia is carrying out reforms that bring it closer to NATO and the European Union membership. In this regard, the work of a Slovak expert at the Defence Institution Building School (DIBS) was emphasized. He made a great contribution in granting the DIB the NATO accreditation. Deputy Minister Lela Chikovani and her Slovak counterpart Marian Majer discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation and development of partnering relationship in the field of defence.
Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Georgia Pavel Vizdal and the members of the delegation attended the meeting. Within the framework of the visit, the Slovak delegation members will visit the DIBS, NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) and will hold a meeting with the the NATO Liaison Office representatives.
The Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Georgia Pavel Vizdal and members of the delegation attended the meeting.