Georgia, U.S. discuss deepening of military cooperation

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Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 28 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia /

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin met with Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania.

The conversation touched upon bilateral cooperation, prospects of integration into NATO, reforms planned in the defense area and contribution of Georgian contingent in the international mission ISAF, Georgian Defense Ministry told Trend on Wednesday.

Alasania said that Georgia remains a reliable partner of the United States and is ready to make an even greater contribution to global security.

Alasania thanked the guest for support to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and integration into Euro-Atlantic structures.

At the meeting, Alasania also paid attention to NATO Military Committee's planned visit to Georgia next year.

The conversation also touched upon the military cooperation between Georgia and the United States. Within the strategic partnership United States provides assistance to Georgia in six areas, which primarily envisages strengthening the capacity of anti-aircraft defense, as well as training in military engineering.

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