Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar discussed cooperation in the field of defence and current security challenges of the region at today’s meeting, the government’s press service reported.
It was noted that practical support demonstrated by Turkey for dozens of years have played a significant role in the development of defence forces in Georgia.
Attention was paid to the multinational joint military exercise and its importance in advancing the defence mechanisms and threat resistance, along with an active engagement of allies and friends in them. The Prime Minister of Georgia thanked the Defense Minister of Turkey for the unwavering support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, as well as towards membership aspirations to NATO, the press statement read.
The current situation in the region and security issues were also reviewed at the meeting. It was underlined that the Georgian side welcomes the conflict resolution only through the fundamental principles and norms of international law, within the internationally recognized borders, as it has no other alternative.