Georgia, Tbilisi, June 15 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Relations between Georgia and NATO, in particular a new strategy for Georgia's integration into the Alliance were discussed in Tbilisi by the Latvian State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence
Janis Sarts and Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Alexander Nalbandov.
The two sides also discussed the agenda of the NATO Lisbon summit, the Foreign Ministry of Georgia said. Issues related to the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe were considered.
Sarts's visit will last until June 17. He is planned to meet with the deputy chairman of the National Security Council
Levan Duchidze, the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security Georgi Targamadze, the president of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies Alexander Rondeli and presidential adviser Basil Sikharulidze.
Sarts plans to discuss the reform process in the field of security in Georgia and share experiences with colleagues. Georgia's cooperation with NATO will be considered and bilateral Latvian-Georgian cooperation in the sphere of defence will be discussed.
In addition, Sarts will address at the Conference on Georgia's Security in Batumi. Jointly with experts from the U.S. and Britain, he will assess the structural model of Defence of Latvia and other Baltic countries in the context of current volatile security environment.