U.S. Ambassador: Georgia's defence assistance will contribute to peace in Afghanistan

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Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan.10/ Trend N.Kirtskhalia /

Georgia's assistance in the development of defence capabilities will facilitate its contribution to the establishment of peace in Afghanistan. As the Georgian Defence Ministry said, Ambassador Richard Norland made this statement when visiting the Military Academy of the Georgian Defence Ministry in Gori.

During the visit to Gori, Norland visited the National Defence Academy of Georgia named after David Agmashenebeli. He met the leaders and acquainted himself with the structure and programmes of the educational institution as well as meeting the Deputy Defence Minister of Georgia Tamara Karosanidze.

The U.S. Ambassador addressed academy's students where he focused on the importance of participation of Georgian soldiers in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan, as well as assistance provided by the United States to the Academy and expressed the hope for other NATO countries to contribute to the development of this educational institution.

"I think that all countries recognise the place of professional military education in the formation of the officer corps. The U.S. is pleased it contributes to the development of the Academy's infrastructure and its provision with information technology as well as helping with English training courses and instructors," Richard Norland said.

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