Mamuka Bakhtadze Meets with US National Defense Academy Delegation and Discusses High-Level Cooperation between the Two Countries Print Version

2019-02-20

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As it was pointed out during today's meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and a delegation from the US National Defense Academy, Georgia-US relations are at an all-time high.

The Prime Minister thanked the delegation of generals under the leadership of General Philip Breedlove for visiting Georgia, and emphasized the country's successful cooperation with the US in a variety of directions, including defense. In this context, annual exercises, particularly Noble Partner, held in partnership with the US were singled out.

The conversation also covered existing challenges and Black Sea security, which, according to the Prime Minister, was actively discussed at the Munich Security Conference where all parties agreed that, without ensuring security in the Black Sea Region, no long-term transatlantic security can be achieved.

Special emphasis was placed on Georgia's prospects of joining NATO and the country's successful cooperation with NATO, also on the importance of US support for Georgia in taking practical steps toward integration.
The guests were informed about the situation in the occupied territories and hybrid challenges, including the spread of disinformation, which is countered by Georgian society with unwavering commitment to European and Western values.

The meeting also discussed Georgia-US economic cooperation. The Prime Minister emphasized the positive dynamic in this area and underlined Georgia's goal of signing an FTA with the US to boost trade and economic relations.

The Head of Government also underlined Georgia's bipartisan congressional support in the US, as evidenced by numerous legislative acts and resolutions in support of Georgia.

The delegation of the US National Defense Academy led by General Philip Breedlove and putting together various high-ranking officers on active duty in a number of fields will stay in Georgia until February 21.

Prime Minister's Press Office