Georgia briefs NATO on progress, challenges and reforms at Brussels’ defense session

The head of Georgia’s General Staff and other top defence officials participated in the NATO session from Georgia. Photo by the Defence Ministry press office., 17 Jan 2018 - 17:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Representatives of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia have briefed NATO members over Georgia’s military progress and reforms, as well as about the current security situation and threats in Georgia and the wider region.

Meeting with Georgian top defence officials was on the agenda of the 178th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session in Brussels which was held at NATO headquarters. It was opened by General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

NATO gave a high assessment to Georgia’s progress in the process of the transformation of the defence field and the country’s high compliance with NATO standards,” Georgia’s Defence Ministry web page reads.

NATO representatives also praised Georgian soldiers’ devoutness in peacekeeping missions.

Georgia confirmed its participation with the same number of soldiers in the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan in 2018,” the ministry statement reports.

The meeting also discussed the NATO-Georgia Substantial Package achievements, the strengthening of Black Sea security by NATO and Georgia’s involvement in the process.

The head of Georgia’s General Staff, General Mayor Vladimer Chachibaia, and other officials from the ministry attended the session that ended today.