The FINANCIAL -- Defense Minister of Georgia Mindia Janelidze hosted Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr. Evelyn Farkas and Main Deputy Assistant of U.S. Department of State Tod Chapman at the MoD. U.S. delegation pays visit to Georgia within U.S.-Georgia Bilateral Defense Consultations.
Mindia Janelidze emphasized the importance of U.S. delegation visit to Georgia. The sides discussed the outcomes of bilateral defense consultations and talked about future cooperation directions. Georgia’s security and enhancing defense capabilities, as well as implementation of NATO-Georgia Substantial Package and U.S. contribution in the process of implementation were highlighted at the meeting. Defense Minister expressed gratitude to the U.S. side for supporting joint statement at NATO-Georgia Commission and for U.S. contribution in Georgian company’s training for NATO Response Forces, according to MOD of Georgia.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense positively evaluated the outcomes of bilateral defense consultations and enhancing cooperation with the USA in defense sphere. Dr. Evelyn Farkas emphasized Georgia’s contribution in global security. She reiterated U.S. steadfast support for Georgia’s NATO membership aspirations.
Deputy Defence Minister Levan Girsiashvili, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland, Defense Attaché COL Mathew Dimmick and other members of the delegation attended the meeting.