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TBILISI, January 31 (Itar-Tass) —— Deeper cooperation between Georgia and the United States will be aimed at upgrading the country’s defences and ensuring compatibility of the Georgian armed forces with NATO, Georgian Deputy Prime Minister, minister of state for re-integration Eka Tkeshelashvili told Georgian journalists in Washington.
Commenting on a meeting of the Georgian and American presidents in the White House on January 30, Ms. Tkeshelashvili said: “Problems of Georgian-American cooperation in the sphere of security were discussed in detail at the meeting. The presidents discussed concrete aspects of the current situation with bilateral cooperation in the sphere of security, as well future prospects in that direction. It was pointed out that cooperation will be deepened with the aim of ensuring compatibility of the Georgian armed forces and NATO as well as upgrading the country’s defence potential.”
According to her information, President Barack Obama said at the meeting that the United States supported Georgia’s intention to join NATO.