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NATO summit was successful for Georgia - Foreign Ministry

2010-11-22 13:27

10352.jpegNino Kalandadze, the deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, said the past NATO summit in Lisbon showed Tbilisi is right in its course on the way to joining the Alliance - Novosti-Gruzia.


"We must be sure we're on the right way in direction of Alliance membership... It's a great success of Georgia...These are additional duties and responsibility... We must continue democratization of the country process," she said.

The summit was held in Lisbon, on November 19th-20th , a declaration was adopted. The document claims confirmation of cooperation of Georgia and NATO, and Brussels' position on readiness to Georgia's admission.

At this summit Mikheil Saakashvili the president of Georgia, voiced the initiative to send additional military contingent into ISAF operation area in Afghanistan. The army, defeated in August 2008 war, will share experience with Afghan soldiers.

"The proposal that Georgia has made today is very important. This is the most topical and significant initiative that in this concrete case considers retraining of armed forces, preparation of the Afghan Army," the minister said.

"We offered to send the Georgian military instructors who will provide training for the Afghan military in various professions. It might be land component, or aviation, this is our proposal,"  Akhalaya stated.

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