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Exercise under the aegis of NATO is an important component of Georgia’s European and Atlantic integration

2009-04-30 17:50

The exercise under the aegis of NATO, planned for May  6 -June 1  is "an important component of the process of the European and Atlantic Integration of Georgia," stated today David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia. According to the Minister, "both Georgia and NATO stick to the same point: Cooperative Lancer/Cooperative Longbow-2009 exercise will be held". "We continue working according to the plan, the exercise in Georgia will be opened on May 6th", he said - ITAR TASS.


The exercise will be conducted in Georgia in the framework of NATO program Partnership for Peace. According to the Ministry of Defense, their aim is "deepening of cooperation in reacting on crisis situations and in the course of peacemaking operations". No heavy machinery will be used in the maneuvers. 1300 military servicemen from 19 countries are expected to participate (1089 foreigners, 214 Georgians).



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