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Saakashvili acquainted himself with the progress of NATO exercise

2009-05-25 13:58

Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, today visited Vaziani military base [outskirts of Tbilisi] and acquainted himself with the course of the international exercise being held there under the aegis of NATO. Saakashvili assessed the firing training of the military who are being trained to hit the target - The Vzglyad.


Staff and field exercise in Georgia began on May 6th and will last to June 3rd . the participants are: 9 NATO member counties (the USA, Albania, Canada,Croatia, Spain, great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Turkey) and 5 partner countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Azerbaijan). Over 1000 military servicemen are involved in the exercise.

Cooperative Longbow 09, the first, staff part of the exercise, was finished on May 18th , over 200 military servicemen participated.

The second, field part, Cooperative lancer 09, started on may 21st. It implies the preparation of international forces to peacemaking operations at the battalion level, and will last to June 3rd.


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