No weapon purchase discussion during Georgian PM’s visit to Israel
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 26 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia will not negotiate over the purchase of weapons during Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili's visit to Israel, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Pandzhikidze told reporters in Jerusalem on Tuesday. She will accompany the prime minister during a two-day visit.
She confirmed that Ivanishvili plans to discuss bilateral cooperation issues in the defence sector. "The acquisition of weapons will not be discussed," Pandzhikidze said.
According to the Israeli media, Israeli-Georgian cooperation on arms sales is being resumed after a five year break. In particular, Georgia is interested in purchasing Israeli drones, as well as anti-tank missiles.