Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 22 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania has today met with his Afghan counterpart Bismillah Khan Mohammadi at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
The defence ministers of the two countries discussed the ISAF peacekeeping mission and the situation in Afghanistan, Georgian Defence Ministry told Trend on Friday.
The parties also discussed the transfer of responsibility for security in the country to the Afghan side. The conversation also touched on assistance and training of Afghan security forces after completion of the peacekeeping mission.
Alasania noted that the Georgian peacekeepers will remain in Afghanistan until the end of the mission and continue to assist the Afghan side after 2014.
"We talked about the use of Georgia's military potential to train Afghan security forces. We offered our training opportunities in Georgia and discussed Georgia's participation in ensuring further security in Afghanistan. The discussion of this matter will be continued tomorrow. The meeting was very fruitful. We have already started cooperation in this direction and will soon reach an agreement on specific issues. For instance, issues surrounding what Afghan forces need to develop their own capabilities, "Alasania said.
"I am pleased with our meeting. I would like to thank the government of Georgia for its support. This has been provided for many years and is very important to us. Our future plans include the arrival of the Afghan military in Georgia. They will be trained in your country," the Afghan Defence Minister said.
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