Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania

11/02/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/02/2018 08:17

We are prepared to actively continue the cooperation with Georgia, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says

On November 2 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria while on a visit in the country. The Ministers discussed aspects of Lithuanian-Georgian cooperation, praised its intensification, especially in cyber defence, and addressed other topical matters.

'We are prepared to actively continue the cooperation with Georgia both in bilateral and in NATO formats,' Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis stressed at the meeting.

Georgia's Defence Minister thanked Lithuania for the political support and practical assistance, praised the cooperation in cyber security and strategic communication, and stressed the importance of participation in joint international exercises.

On November 1-2 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and his delegation took part in the 12th Georgia Security and Defence Conference in Batumi, a unique and largest event on security and defence. The event pulls together high-ranking politicians, security and defence experts, representatives of NGOs, academia and media.

Defence cooperation of Lithuania and Georgia

Lithuania and Georgia actively cooperate in military area. Georgian representatives are studying at the General Jonas ┼Żematis Military Academy of Lithuania, Lithuanian Armed Forces School, Military Medical Service, Baltic Defence College in Estonia. High-level visits and academic exchange of English language students and teachers of Lithuanian and Georgian military academies are arranged. Lithuania provides consultations for Georgian colleagues on cyber security and strategic communication, Georgian troops train in Lithuania and Lithuanian - in Georgia.. Lithuania also supports implementation of projects of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package: since 2015 Lithuania and other Nordic and Baltic countries have been helping with the creation of the NATO-Georgia joint Training and Assessment Centre.

Photos: courtesy of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia