Defence Minister: “Georgia will firmly contribute to international peace”

NATO dedicated a special video to the Alliance’s partnership with Georgia. Photo by Georgia’s Defence Ministry., 14 Jun 2017 - 12:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Minister of Defence Levan Izoria, who is now paying an official visit in Germany, has stressed Georgia is firm in its position to contribute to international peace and security through active participation in foreign missions in the future.

Before stating this Izoria attended a training of Georgian soldiers in Magdeburg, Germany, before they leave for Afghanistan, and received high assessments from German generals over the combat readiness of the Georgian servicemen.

Georgia's Defence Minister attended a training of Georgian soldiers in Germany. Photo by Ministry of Defence press office. 

100 Georgian soldiers have undergone military trainings in Germany since January this year, in order to be completely ready for participation in the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

 Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to the Resolute Support mission with 885 troops.

The Resolute Support mission was a follow-on task from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission, to which Georgia contributed about 750 troops.