Georgia, Tbilisi, June 4 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia and representatives of the State Department and U.S. Department of Defense have discussed enhanced cooperation in defense. The Defense Minister of Georgia met with Deputy U.S. Secretary of Defense Joseph McMillan and a representative of the Department of State Beth McCormick in Batumi.
Special attention was paid to increasing the defense of Georgia, the Georgian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
"At a meeting with the minister, we discussed the future plans with regard to the direction in which the United States and Georgia can work together to re-continued increase in defense of Georgia. We also touched on the scheduled committee meeting of strategic partnership,"
Joseph McMillan said.
Akhalaia, in turn said the negotiations with regard to the development plan of Georgia's defense and security are very important. "In particular with regard to the development of Georgia's security environment, strengthening the activities in this area, together with
our friends," he said.
He thanked the U.S. Department of Defense for its assistance in the reform of Georgian defense system.
U.S. officials are in Georgia on an official two-day visit. It was held under the charter of strategic partnership, which is an important format for the development of cooperation between the two countries.