Batumi conference discusses reforms in Georgian defense sphere
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.3 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
A conference in Batumi discussed the ongoing reforms in the defense sphere of Georgia.
The conference was attended by the NATO International Military Staff General Director, the NATO Deputy Secretary of Defense, Georgian Defense Minister and State Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures, as well as representatives of the non-government sector.
The conference with participation of senior officials of NATO and the United States discussed the issues of defense and security, global threats after the NATO Lisbon summit, and defense reforms, Georgia Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia said.
"We are pleased with this conference based on the fact that our partners - the U.S. and NATO countries, whose representatives attended the conference, clearly support the course aimed at reforming our armed forces," Akhalaia - said. "We believe that at this stage the reforms are carrying out successfully," he added.
The State Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures Georgi Baramidze also appreciated the conference.
"We discussed both issues of global security and Georgia's integration into NATO, the most important part of which is reforms in security and defense sphere," he said.