Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who visited Ankara on December 24, met with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, pledging to deepen defense ties.
Minister Garibashvili said that as part of the meeting, the two Defense Ministers also signed military financial agreement, which envisages 100 million Turkish Lira grant for the Georgian Defense Ministry.
Defence Minister Irakli #Garibashvili and his Turkish colleague Hulusi Akar discussed in Ankara defence cooperation, Georgia's #NATO integration and signed a military financial agreement, which envisages 100 million Turkish Lira grant for the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. pic.twitter.com/VZXcfvPGR4
— Irakli Garibashvili (@GharibashviliGe) December 25, 2019
According to the Georgian Defense Ministry, Garibashvili thanked Akar for supporting Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
Minister Garibashvili further briefed his Turkish counterpart of Georgia’s defense transformation process, which aims to increase the country’s interoperability with NATO, and strengthen its defense capabilities.
As part of his visit to Ankara, Minister Garibashvili met with the graduates of Cadets Military Lyceum, who as future officers of the Georgian Defense Forces, continue their military education in Turkey.