Defense ministers of Ukraine and Georgia agree on cooperation

Defense ministers of Ukraine and Georgia agree on cooperation

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran and Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze signed a plan of bilateral cooperation between the military agencies of the two countries.

The signing ceremony took place during the visit of the Ukrainian delegation led by Taran to Georgia. On the first day, the Ministry’s delegation held working meetings with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili and Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze.

"Ukraine and Georgia have common threats and development goals. Our peoples share the aspirations of European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Georgia, like Ukraine, seeks to get a NATO Membership Action Plan. We are committed to deepening cooperation to counter regional and global threats more effectively," Taran said, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

During the bilateral meeting, Taran and Burchuladze exchanged views on a number of topical issues of mutual interest, in particular, the security situation in the sovereign territories of Georgia and Ukraine which are temporarily occupied by Russia. The defense ministers also touched upon the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov-Black Sea region in view of Russia's regular violations of free and safe navigation.

"Andriy Taran and Juansher Burchuladze identified priorities for bilateral defense cooperation in the areas of cybersecurity, military-technical sphere, joint participation in international military exercises, and implementation of NATO standards in the daily activities of national armed forces. The parties exchanged experience in counteracting the escalation of aggression by the Russian Federation," the statement reads.

Following the bilateral meeting, the ministers signed a plan for cooperation between the defense ministries of Ukraine and Georgia.


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