Georgian PM discusses military cooperation with U.S. Marine Corps commandant

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 4

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Gen. James Amos, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant, who is on a two-day visit to Georgia, met on Sept. 4 with Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

Georgian governments press service told Trend that Garibashvili and Amos discussed the prospects for deepening cooperation in the defense sector and regional security issues in the context of the crisis in Ukraine.

The parties expressed hope that the NATO Wales Summit will offer Georgia a "package of enhanced cooperation", which "aims to improve Georgia's defense ability"

Gen. Amos' visit to Georgia precedes the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's visit to this country. Hagel will visit Georgia on Sept. 4-5 following the NATO Wales Summit.

The U.S. Embassy in Georgia said that Gen. Amos arrived in Georgia to express gratitude for the many years of support in international security operations and to emphasize a solid partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Armed Forces of Georgia.

Edited by C.N.

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