Georgia, Tbilisi, August 14 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania familiarized with the process of training of the Georgian military contingent in Germany.
For this purpose Alasania visited the U.S. base Hohenfels in Germany, Georgian Defence Ministry told Trend on Wednesday.
The Joint Multinational Readiness Centre (JMRC) of the U.S. is carrying out the trainings of servicemen of the 31st Battalion of the Third Infantry Brigade and Batumi Separate Light Infantry Battalion of Georgia for ISAF mission.
The U.S. instructors are teaching the Georgian servicemen how to act in operations against the militants, in battlefield preparation, in clean-up operations, as well as to the skills of self-protection and security.
The teachings at the base are maximally close to the situation in Afghanistan - the Afghan cities, in which the Georgian military will be in contact with the local population, are being simulated.
This allows the Georgian soldiers to get used to the environment in which they will have to serve.
After the completion of trainings at the U.S. base Hohenfels the Georgian soldiers will depart for the Afghan province of Helmand. Patrolling and establishment of mobile checkpoints for ensuring the local population's safety will be their main task.
After a meeting with the Georgian and the U.S. troops Alasania said that the exercises are practically close to reality, to the threats and environment, which is waiting the Georgian military in Afghanistan.
"The training is exactly designed for this. The instructors from the U.S. and Georgia are assessing our servicemen's training. The final evaluation will be given at the end of the month," Alasania said, expressing confidence that the Georgian servicemen have the best conditions to prepare for carrying out the mission.
"I want to especially emphasize that the Georgian Armed Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps are successfully cooperating. The visit of Georgia's Defence Minister will greatly contribute to deepening of our relationships. The U.S. Marines are proud that they are serving in Helmand province, together with the Georgian soldiers," the U.S. General Richard Tryon said.
During the visit, the delegation of Georgia's Defence Ministry met with the commander of the contingent of U.S. forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Donald Campbell.
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