Georgia, Italy agree on intensification of military cooperation

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Tbilisi, Georgia, March 13

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgia's Defense Minister, Irakli Alasania who is on a visit to Italy and Italian Minister of Defense, Roberta Pinotti discussed the military cooperation between the two countries, the Georgian Defense Ministry told Trend on March 13.

The parties emphasized the current close contacts between the two countries' defense ministries and expressed their support for intensification of cooperation in this sphere.

The Georgian minister briefed his counterpart about the reforms carried out in Georgia's defense sphere. Special attention was paid to participation of the Georgian contingent in ISAF mission and the plans after the completion of the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.

The parties also discussed the issues of intensification of Georgian-Italian cooperation in the military sphere.

Pinotti expressed satisfaction with the processes taking place in Georgia and pointed out that she is glad for the country's successes towards integration into NATO.

The delegation of Georgia's Defense Ministry will also visit Italian Armed Forces Officers Club, the highest educational and scientific center of the Ministry of Defense where it will meet with cadets and officers.

Alasania and the persons accompanying him will also visit Italian Air Force Flight Center and become familiar with its work.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by C.N.

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