Rasmussen: we are considering establishment of military training centre in Georgia

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on 1 September that the Alliance is considering the establishment of a military training center in Georgia.

"We will establish what we call a defense capacity building mission in Georgia with a particular focus on the Ministry of Defense and assist Georgia in continued reforms and modernization of the defense and security sector. Next we will step up our efforts to improve the ability of Georgian armed forces to work and operate together with NATO forces including through more Georgian participation in NATO exercises," Rasmussen said at a press conference in Brussels "we are also considering the establishment of a military training centre in Georgia again with a particular view to engaging NATO partners. There might also be a regional dimension in such a training centre. And finally we also are considering an expansion of the NATO liaison office in Tblisi. So, all in all you will see very concrete measures that will bring Georgia closer to NATO."

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