Georgian President: Peace, freedom exist only when you have noble partners
Georgian President: Peace, freedom exist only when you have noble partners

“The participant countries of the Noble Partner 2022 allow us to enhance our readiness and capabilities to ensure a stable and secure environment in the Black Sea region,” said Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili at a closing ceremony of the multinational drills at Vaziani Military Base.

“This is another clear example that for our partners, Georgia’s role, as a worthy partner, is getting increasingly important when it comes to strengthening regional and global security,” the President went on.

Considering the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Zourabichvili believes such large-scale drills are of “special importance.”

“I believe that nothing can shake the power of partnership and unity. In the future, Georgia will also provide a worthy and reliable partnership in strengthening peace in our region, the Black Sea region, and the world as peace and freedom exist only when you have noble partners,” Zurabishvili said.

The multinational exercise Noble Partner 2022 kicked off on 29 August at Vaziani Military Base, outside Tbilisi, Georgia.

More than 2,400 servicemembers from 21 countries were involved in this year’s drills, including troops from Japan and Sweden for the first time.

Georgian Defense Forces and U.S. Army Europe cooperatively-led exercise hosted at Vaziani and Camp Norio training areas designed to enhance Georgian, regional partner, and U.S. force readiness and interoperability in a realistic, multinational training environment.

The exercise allows participants to conduct situational training exercises, live-fire exercises, and combined mechanized manoeuvres.