Izoria and Rood discuss defense cooperation

Izoria and Rood discuss defense cooperation

Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria, being on a visit in the U.S., met with Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood.

Strategic partnership issues and future cooperation plans were discussed during the meeting. The necessity to increase the scale and format of multinational training for enhancement of security in the Black Sea region were considered.

According to the Georgian minister, the 3-year frame-agreement will be signed with the U.S. in autumn. "This will give Georgia the opportunity to come closer to NATO with quality of cooperation," 1tv.ge cited Izoria as saying.