The new Minister of Defense of Georgia: rapprochement with NATO will continue

Former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania was dismissed Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili eve. On Wednesday, the head of the government introduced a new head of the defense department.

The new Minister of Defense of Georgia Mindia Dzhanelidze promised not to change the course of the armed forces of the country to integrate into Euro-Atlantic structures and the rapprochement with NATO.

Former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania was dismissed Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili eve. On Wednesday, the head of the government introduced a new head of the defense department.

“The course of development of the armed forces remains the same - is the choice of the government and the Georgian people. It will focus on the integration evroatlinticheskie structure. We make every effort that would be even more closer to NATO” - said in a briefing Dzhanelidze Wednesday.

According to him, the defense ministry will continue its cooperation with strategic partners of the country: the United States and European countries.

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During the NATO summit, which was held on September 4-5 in Wales, has approved a package of measures to encourage Georgia in its bid for membership in the alliance. As part of the package provided by opening a training center in Georgia, where they will be trained military alliance and NATO partner countries. Georgia also received the status of a particular partner and moved to a new expanded format of military cooperation with the participating countries of the North Atlantic Alliance.

Institutional cooperation between Georgia and NATO began in 1994, when Georgia became a party to the “Partnership for Peace” (PfP - Parntnership for Peace). After the “Rose Revolution” in 2004, cooperation between Georgia and NATO became more intense. In April 2008, in Bucharest, at the summit of the NATO member countries, it was confirmed that Georgia and Ukraine in the future may become members of NATO - subject to compliance with the standards of the alliance.

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