State Department: U.S. Supports Georgia’s NATO Integration
Trend News Agency
October 26, 2012
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State: U.S. support Georgia’s integration into NATO
Tbilisi: The Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin has expressed support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and its integration into NATO.
The parliamentary elections in Georgia were one of the main issues in Rubin’s speech at the U.S. Centre for National Interests on Friday.
Rubin spoke about the reforms carried out in Georgia, and stressed the importance of cooperation between the old and the new government.
“I would like to make note of what I saw in Tbilisi last week. After a heated election campaign both sides began to work for a peaceful transfer of power. This has started well and the parties are working constructively,” the Deputy Secretary of State stated.
Ministry of Defence of Georgia
October 25, 2012
Baltic Defence College Delegation visits Defence Ministry
A Baltic Defence College Delegation is visiting Georgia on a study trip. The delegation headed by Commandant BG Kiili Meelis has visited the Ministry of Defence today. Deputy Ministers Davit Nardaia and Maia-Siprashvili-Lee hosted the Baltic Defence College representatives.
At the meeting MoD officials briefed the visitors on the NATO integration process, Georgian defence policy aspects and defence planning challenges.
The Baltic delegation has also met with Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of GAF Colonel Merab Kikabidze. The sides discussed ongoing defence reforms, military education system, involvement in international missions and the key challenges in the field of defence.
In the scope of the visit in Georgia, the Baltic delegation members plan to visit the Vaziani military base. Meetings are also scheduled with Deputy Secretary of National Security Council, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.
The Baltic Defence College Delegation`s visit in Georgia will be over on October 28.