Georgia and Czech Republic have agreed to better cooperate in the military field and facilitate educational ties.
Georgia-Czech Republic deepen military cooperation
By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Monday, June 26
The solution came after the Czech Republic’s Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky’s first official meeting to Georgia last week.
The Czech Minister highlighted Georgia was his country’s “key strategic ally” in the region.
The Minister reiterated his support to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and promised continued support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
“We will help Georgia to successfully implement the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package,” Stropnicky stated.
The Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) is a set of measures and initiatives aimed at strengthening Georgia’s defence capabilities and developing closer security cooperation and interoperability with NATO Members.
The SNGP includes support to 13 different areas of the defence and security-related sectors, across all three military services. It involves strategic level advice and liaison, defence capacity-building and training activities, multi-national exercises and enhanced interoperability opportunities.
Stropnicky added that "despite existing challenges Georgia is developing successfully”.
After the meeting with his Czech counterpart, Georgia’s Defence Minister Levan Izoria stated that several Czech soldiers would undergo trainings at Georgia’s Sachkhere Mountain Training School.
“We also agreed that Georgian soldiers will be sent to the Czech Republic’s Defence University, where they will complete a relevant course,” Izoria said.
“We agreed about the cooperation against cyber threats,” Izoria added. .
The Czech minister also highlighted Georgia’s role in international peacekeeping missions, the press office added.