Georgia, Tbilisi, June 20 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania will pay an official visit to the U.S on August 19, he said making this statement to the media today.
This is the Georgian Defence Minister's first official visit to the U.S. in the past four years.
Alasania said that he received an invitation to visit the U.S from his American counterpart during a meeting in Brussels, where Alasania participated at the NATO ministerial meeting.
According to him, the U.S. side confirmed its readiness to intensify cooperation militarily.
"The U.S will assist Georgia in the training of the Armed Forces not only to hold operations abroad, but also to strengthen Georgia's defensive capacity," Alasania said.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction with the current state of relations between Georgia and the U.S in the military sphere.