Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 12 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Today, Georgian Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia accompanied military servants of the 31st Battalion on their way to Germany. The enhanced Battalion of the 3rd Brigade of GAF (185 soldiers) will undergo military trainings in the German Town of Hohenfelse, the ministry reported.
The company is integrated in the Battalion, going to Afghanistan to perform the peace-keeping mission there.
"Our soldiers are properly trained, giving me a confidence that they will be capable to effectively accomplish the duties assigned to them," the minister said.
The soldiers of the 31st Battalion has been going through the intensive military trainings since September 2009, getting ready for participation in the ISAF operation in Afghanistan.
The level of preparedness of the Georgian peace contingent is being examined and evaluated by the experts of the US Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), as well as the US Marine Corpse trainers and consultants. I
About 750 Georgian military servants are taking part in exercises in American Base located in Hohefelse. They are passing through the trainings in Germany step-by step. In case of successful completion of exercises, Georgian militaries will be entirely prepared to get engaged in the peace-support mission, led by NATO in Afghanistan.
Some 930 Georgian soldiers from the spring will operate under the French and American military contingents. Earlier, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that he fully supports the U.S president's policy towards Afghanistan and the Georgian contingent is one of the largest contingents based on the percentage of the country's population.