Within the working visit to the USA, Defence Minister of Georgia Irakli Alasania held meetings with U.S. Senators and Congressmen.
Alasania delivered information to the U.S. Congress representatives on the reform carried out in Georgian defence sphere. At the meetings with Senators John McCain and James Inhofe the sides discussed Georgia-U.S. cooperation issues in military field.
According to Ministry of Defense, Georgian MoD delegation also held meetings with Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, Congressman Michael Rogers, HASC Congressman Michael Turner and Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Mike McCaul.
Georgia’s NATO aspiration, as well as regional security and basic aspects of Georgia-U.S. strategic cooperation were one of the main topics of the discussions at the meetings with U.S. Congress representatives.
Georgian Defence Minister expressed gratitude to the Senators and Congressmen for the support of Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, democracy, security and on Georgia’s path to NATO membership. “U.S. Congressmen and Senators support Georgia on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as increasing country’s defence capabilities.
Congress representatives consider that Georgia is a reliable and experienced partner, also a partner to spread democracy in the region. Hence, Republicans, also Democrats express full support to Georgia in order to discuss these two issues” – stated Defence Minister after the meetings with the U.S. Congress representatives.