Georgia, Netherlands discuss military cooperation

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Tbilisi, Georgia, April 1
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Defense ministers from The Netherlands met with her Georgian counterpart in Tbilisi on April 1 to discuss issues relating to military cooperation between the two countries. Among the topics covered were issues dealing in operational planning, rehabilitation of the wounded and the organization of the military police, the Georgian Defense Ministry reported.

Dutch minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert was briefed by her Georgian counterpart Irakli Alasania on the reforms implemented in the Georgian Armed Forces. Participation of Georgian soldiers in the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan , Georgia's readiness to participate in the post-Afghan "decision support" mission and Georgia's participation in NATO rapid deployment force in 2015.

The two defense minsters also spoke about the European Union's mission to the Central African Republic, the issues of territorial integrity of Georgia and provision of regional security.

"The Netherlands clearly and firmly supports the territorial integrity of Georgia," he stressed.

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert in turn expressed satisfaction at the meeting and stated that Georgia and The Netherlands will develop relations on various directions. She stated that there is no doubt that Georgia will become a NATO member.

The Dutch minister will also meet with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

Translated by S.I.

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