The United States is always looking for ways to partner with the Georgia defence forces, the Ministry of Defense, to increase Georgia’s capabilities and its interoperability with NATO, US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, said on Monday.
According to the Ambassador, the US is the strongest supporter of Georgia in NATO.
“The United States is Georgia’s strongest supporter in NATO. We work very closely with the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the whole Georgian Government to increase Georgia’s capability and interoperability with NATO. This is something the United States has been doing in Georgia for many, many years. Obviously, there’s more to be done. Georgia itself keeps track of that in the annual national program that the Georgian Government prepares in consultation with NATO every year. So, of course, there’s more to be done, and the United States is always looking for ways to partner with the Georgia defense forces, the Ministry of Defense, to increase Georgia’s capabilities and its interoperability with NATO. The exercises that Georgia does with NATO and the United States, and other allies are an important part of that. Through those exercises we all see where we can do more to improve our ability to respond together, to protect Georgia’s territorial integrity and security, to increase the ability of Georgia’s defense forces to defend Georgia’s borders.
I think this is very important that there’s an opportunity for Georgian leaders to be talking with NATO allies and leadership and looking for the ways that we can all help Georgia move forward on its NATO membership path. This requires work from the Georgia Government and it requires continued support from the United States and other NATO allies, all of whom want to see Georgia moving forward on its NATO path, towards the secure future that Georgians want and deserve,” Kelly Degnan remarked.