Georgia, Tbilisi, September 26/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania held a meeting with military attaches and analysts from the Swedish and Turkish embassies. The Swedish Ambassador to Georgia Diana Janse also attended.
Alasania and his deputy Tamar Karosanidze explained the on-going reforms to the guests at the ministry, the Georgia Defence Ministry told Trend on Thursday.
According to the minister, Georgia will have a highly professional army meeting NATO standards by 2017. He also spoke about the high level of transparency which was achieved in the ministry over the last year.
For his part, Deputy Chief of the Georgian Armed Forces Joint Staff, Colonel Vladimir Chachibaya spoke about the reforms in the Joint Staff stressing that Georgia's military education system is one of the best in the region. He expressed a desire to cooperate with the Swedish Defence Ministry in this sphere.
According to the report, during the meeting the parties talked about Georgia's transit role after the completion of the ISAF mission and in the region's security.
At the end of the meeting, Alasania thanked Sweden for its political support to Georgia and spoke about intensifying bilateral cooperation between the countries.