Georgia participates in South-East Europe defense ministerial
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct.17
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The Georgian Defense Ministry attended the South-Eastern Europe defense ministerial (SEDM), hosted by Montenegro.
Georgia was represented at the meeting by the country's defense minister, Mikhail Darchiashvili, the ministry said Oct. 17.
Darchiashvili stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between the south-eastern European countries to overcome the existing security challenges during a speech at the ministerial.
He said that the full entry of Georgia into SEDM helps to strengthen stability and security in the south-eastern part of Europe.
The Georgian side is involved in the format of the ministerial defense of South-Eastern Europe as an observer since 2006. The procedures for the country's entry into the SEDM are carried out at this stage.
The deputy minister held bilateral meetings with representatives of the defense ministries of several countries within the framework of the ministerial.
The main topic of discussion was the existing regional security challenges and results of Welsh NATO summit. The parties discussed in details the elements envisaged by the NATO-Georgian package.
Darchiashvili asked the senior officials of the defense ministries of the NATO to get maximally involved in the process of implementation of the package. The parties also agreed to cooperate.