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Advanced Command and Staff Course

Thursday, January 16
The UK delegation pays an educational visit to Georgia. Defence Minister of Georgia, Irakli Alasania met the high rank military and civil officials of 20 countries participating in the UK Advanced Command and Staff Course. Irakli Alasania got acquainted 50 students of the advanced course about fulfilled and ongoing reforms in Georgian defence sphere. At the meeting, Defence Minister focused on international and regional security issues, Georgia’s foreign priorities, international and strategic partnership and challenges. “We spoke about Georgia, its geopolitics and challenges our country faces to in military of political directions. Their interest is very high. I am sure that the participants of the course see Georgia as a great and reliable partner. In future, such visits will strengthen alliance with NATO, as well our bilateral cooperation with many countries” – stated Defence Minister. While delivering speech to the participants of the Advanced Command and Staff Course, Chief of General Staff, Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze outlined the priorities and plans of Georgian Armed Forces. In his speech, Deputy Defence Minister, Mikheil Darchiashvili referred to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration, Georgia’s contribution to international security operation and NATO 2014 Summit. On purpose to exchange experience, the students of the international course will visit National Defence Academy. Within the visit to Georgia, meetings are also held with the representatives of NATO Liaison Office to Georgia, Georgian experts working on security issues, chief of EUMM, Deputy State Ministers of Reconciliation and Civil Equality and European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.