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Meeting with the 160th Brigade Commander

Thursday, October 2
Commander of the Wales 160th Brigade hold three-day long working visit to Georgia. Defence Minister of Georgia Irakli Alasania and Chief of general Staff of the GAF, Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze hosted Brigadier Martyn Gamble at MoD. At the beginning of the meeting Irakli Alasania expressed gratitude to the British guest for UK’s support of Georgia’s aspirations towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Bilateral defence cooperation between Georgia and the UK, as well as further deepening cooperation were one of the topics of the discussion. Defence Minister stressed on the importance of UK-Georgia joint military drills in Georgia. Irakli Alasania delivered information to Brigadier Martyn Gamble on the fulfilled reforms in Georgian defence sphere and expressed gratitude for the UK support provided to military and civilian Human Resource Management reformation process. At the meeting the sides also referred to the Substantial Package Georgia received at NATO Summit in Wales. Irakli Alasania underlined the importance of the role of UK high-rank military official in the core team within the implementation process of the Substantial Package. Chief of general Staff of the GAF, Major-general Vakhtang Kapanadze also met with Commander of the Wales 160th Brigade today. Brigadier Martyn Gamble pays the first working visit to Georgia. Within the visit he has already met with Deputy Defence Ministers Mikheil Darchiashvili and Tamar Karosanidze, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Colonel Giorgi Kbiltsetskhlashvili. Brigadier visited Vaziani IV Mechanized Brigade, National Defence Academy and National Training Center “Krtsanisi” as well.