Video: NATO’s 30-nation Military Committee in Georgia Discusses “Permanent Threat from Russia in the Two Breakaway Regions”

The plenary session of the NATO Military Committee ended with a briefing with Georgia. The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer and the Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili summarized the issues discussed at the session.

According to the senior military official of the Alliance, the fourth visit of the Military Committee is an opportunity to reaffirm NATO’s unwavering support for Georgia.

“Yesterday Prime Minister Prime Minister and Defense Minister Burchiuladze meetings had highlighted the opportunity to point out that NATO and the unique partnership linking, which over time will only become stronger. “Our partnership is always mutually beneficial,” said Admiral Rob Bauer.

Major General Giorgi Matiashvili focused on the special partnership between Georgia and NATO and said that as a result of the ongoing transformation process in the Defense Forces, Georgia has emerged as one of the most compatible and active partners of the Alliance….”In this regard, the essential NATO-Georgia package stands out, which is one of the main practical mechanisms of cooperation with NATO and includes the development of critical military capabilities in line with NATO standards, “- said the Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces.

A plenary session of the NATO Military Committee and Georgia was held in Tsinandali

The second day of the visit was opened at the Radisson Collection in Tsinandali with a plenary session of the NATO Military Committee and Georgia. Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze and the new Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer welcomed the senior military officials of the Alliance and the Georgian side.

The security environment in the region and the challenges in this area, the security of the Black Sea and the practical aspects of cooperation in this direction, the ongoing reforms in the defense system and defense forces and the prospects of deepening military cooperation with NATO were the main issues the parties focused on. Representatives of NATO’s highest military body positively assessed Georgia’s training capabilities, new infrastructure and systems, and noted the high level of preparedness and compatibility of Georgian units….

Video from Georgian Ministry of Defense. As with all NATO events, conducted exclusively in English.

By Rick Rozoff Via Anti-bellum