Tbilisi offers opening of new joint NATO Defence Readiness Centre
Georgia’s Defence Minister Levan Izoria has offered the idea of launching a new Defence Readiness Centre in Georgia to the NATO-Georgia commission members.
"The Georgia Defense Readiness Program, which was launched in cooperation with the US this year, has the potential to involve other NATO member countries with the aim of carrying out joint training," Agenda.ge cited him as saying.
"This would need appropriate infrastructure and logistic support,” the minister said, adding that strategic defense readiness is a crucial factor for Georgia especially in terms of NATO integration.
Izoria said the idea has been greatly supported by NATO Defence Ministers and there are going to be several possibilities for discussing it as the next mechanism of practical cooperation with the alliance during the next two years.