Georgian military doctrine has defensive character: minister
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 30/ Trend N. Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Defense Minister Vasil Sikharulidze spoke about the ministry's priorities on Jan. 30 at a meeting with students at Tbilisi State University.
Sikharulidze delivered an hour-long lecture to students about the Georgian army after the conflict in August 2008.
The Georgian doctrine has a defensive character and has no aggressive aims, Sikharulidze said.
"Our priorities include preparing skilled personnel, an effective reserve and integrating with NATO," he said.
The August conflict set new tasks for the Georgian army, Sikharulidze added.
The minister asked students questions and promised to strengthen cooperation between the ministry and university.
"This refers to implementing different scientific projects for the Defense Ministry," Sikharulidze said.
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