Head of NATO Military Committee highlights Georgia and Ukraine in his speech

General Petr Pavel made an opening speech before the session launched today. Photo by NATO press office.
Agenda.ge, 16 Jan 2018 - 15:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, opened the 178th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session in Brussels today and stated that the alliance will meet Georgian and Ukrainian representatives tomorrow.

Tomorrow, we will start with two meetings dedicated to our partners, Ukraine and Georgia, who will inform us of their perspectives of the regional security situation. We will also hear about the status of Ukrainian Armed Forces Development and NATO’s Substantial Package for Georgia,” the general stated.

Pavel said that the session covers the Alliance’s political and military priorities and intent ahead of the February Defence Ministerial, and well as expectations for the July NATO Summit.

We will then meet with our wide network of partners to discuss military contribution to security and stability in Europe’s southern neighbourhood in the context of NATO’s Projecting Stability efforts,” he said.
We will deliberate how allies’ and partners’ efforts can enhance stability in the area, and in turn support national plans for individual partners,” Pavel said.

The general stated that the military cooperation is important, but only when combined with a range of other elements, such as the political, economic, judicial and social.

The session is scheduled to be completed tomorrow.