Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.2 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia and the U.S. will develop military cooperation in all areas, Georgian Defence Minister Bachana Akhalaia told Georgian reporters in Brussels on Thursday after a meeting with his US counterpart Leon E. Panetta.
"This meeting became continuation of talks between the Georgian and U.S. presidents who agreed on raising our relations in the sphere of defence and security to new level. We discussed new approaches," the minister said.
Mr Akhalaia said if before that cooperation in the military sphere confined to training of the Georgian servicemen for the Afghan operation now 'we shall start cooperation on strengthening defence capability of the whole security system'.
"At the meeting we focused not only on the ISAF operation but also on need to strengthen defence capability of the whole Georgian Army," he said.
Georgian permanent representative to NATO Grigol Mgaloblishvili said 'now we can think about development of all the Armed Forces of Georgia'.
"Special groups which will discuss development plan of defence capability of the Georgian Armed Forces and ensuring its security will be formed," he said.
Mr Mgaloblishvili noted American specialists who will hold meetings at the Defence ministry will arrive in Georgia soon.
The Georgian Defence Minister takes part in Defence Ministerial meeting of NATO members and 20 countries-partners of the Alliance.