Georgia, France discuss military cooperation
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 8 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia's Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia and the new French ambassador to Georgia Renaud Salins met in Tbilisi and discussed issues of cooperation in military area.
The sides discussed the priority areas of cooperation between the two countries' defense ministries, as well as plans for the future. The importance of Georgian troops' participation in operations in Afghanistan and the prospects for development of military education were also discussed, Georgian Defence Ministry said.
Akhalaia thanked French ambassador for his country's support to Georgia and expressed hope that cooperation between the two countries will continue in the future. The minister wished Salins success in his work.
A mountain riflemen base was built and operates with the assistance of France in Sachkhere (western Georgian region of Imereti). NATO troops also get trained at this base which is believed to be one of the best centers for the training of mountain riflemen. Georgian specialists prepared by the French military work there.