Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov 29 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin does not rule out the possibility of defensive weapons sale to Georgia. He said this after a meeting of the Georgian-American Commission on Defence and Security.
The meeting of the Georgian-US working group on defense and security, which was set up in the frame of the Charter on Strategic Partnership between Georgia and the United States, was held Thursday in Tbilisi. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin participated in the meeting. Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Nikoloz Vashakidze headed the commission from the Georgian side.
Rubin noted that in January this year Barack Obama and Mikheil Saakashvili agreed to enhance military cooperation.
"At this stage we are ready to provide assistance to Georgia in the planning and training of military, but the cooperation also includes supplies of equipment to Georgia. It is equipment that will improve the monitoring of air and maritime security," he said.
The Deputy Secretary of State said it is only "the first steps" of military cooperation between the two countries.