Georgia, Tbilisi, 19 January / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Georgia is a member of the NATO and should arm in accordance with the organization standards, Koba Liklikadze, a Georgian military expert, stated. "When the country aims to NATO it would arm in accordance with the standards of the organization," Liklikadze said.
The armed forces of Georgia are moving to west-made armaments which meet the NATO standards, Michael Saakashvili, the Georgian President, stated during an opening of the biggest military base in Gori, Georgia. "Today we are turning to the armaments of M-4 guns. The new artillery and equipment have been delivered to the country," Saakashvili said. The President noted that the Georgian Armed Forces are the first troop which turned to the west armaments in such huge scale.
"When you need to purchase armaments you should buy it from your partners, but not from the country which cause your problems and close its market. We need purchasing of armaments as the armaments remained from the former Soviet Union became out of the date," Liklikadze said.
Liklikadze considers that today it is impossible to speak about the armament advantage of any country. "Most believes that the American armament is better than the Russian, but others believe that the both countries armaments are used in world and they do not differ from each other," Liklikadze stated.
About 2,300 of the Georgian militants serving in Iraq and Kosovo, Liklikadze said, may change their guns to armaments in accordance with the organization standards which is the last thing that differ the Georgian army from the NATO soldiers.