Georgia, US to cooperate in defense area

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 27

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

U.S. President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which provides for military cooperation and assistance to partner countries, including Georgia, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Davit Zalkaliani said on Friday at a joint meeting of the country's parliamentary committees.

"Discussions were held in recent months both at the House of Representatives and at the U.S. Senate with regard to the National Defense Authorization Act," Zalkaliani said.

He went on to add that an addition to this act was made by one of the congressmen. The addition was not favorable to Georgia and it was withdrawn, according to him.

Zalkaliani went on to add that the bilateral relations between Georgia and the U.S. are developing dynamically in all areas, including in the defense sector.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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