6 Dec 2018 - 12:13
Georgian Defence Minister will leave for France tomorrow to sign a new deal with the country for the purchase of air-defence systems.
Izoria stated today that the Defence Ministry budget was increased by 20 per cent this year, which provides the opportunities to sign one more deal with France regarding the systems which will boost Georgia’s self-defense capabilities.
At the beginning of the year we purchased anti-tank systems [from US]. Now I am leaving for France to sign a new deal about the anti-air systems as this is one of the priority directions for the ministry. We have already received the first wave of anti-air systems and made them active,” Izoria said.
The minister also spoke about the activities carried out by his body in 2018. He stated that: