Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 2
Cooperation of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey is aimed at strengthening stability and peace in the region, but not against anyone, Georgia's Defense Minister Mindia Janelidze said.
Janelidze made the remarks at a press conference held following the conclusion of a trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of the three countries, Georgia Online reported April 2.
The minister said he had a very fruitful and informative meeting with his Turkish and Azerbaijani counterparts.
He added that the cooperation in trilateral format began in 2012, and the defense ministers of the three countries meet each other twice a year.
"We are planning new formats of cooperation," said Janelidze. "I'd like to note with pleasure that the schedule of this year is filled with interesting events."
"This is true for military training, joint exercises, which are traditionally held in a trilateral format, as well as individual areas of cooperation in the defense sphere, which is developing dynamically, for which, I'd like to thank my colleagues and the authorities of the friendly states," Janelidze added.
He went on to say the cooperation of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey is aimed at developing the capacities of the armed forces of these three countries.
"I'd like to note that the peace and stability in the region is the main prerequisite for a consistent and dynamic development of our countries," said Janelidze.
Edited by CN