About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:39 - 23 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish Defense Ministers Sign Cooperation Memorandum
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 2 Apr.'18 / 12:35


Zakir Hasanov, Nurettin Canikli and Levan Izoria, April 1, 2018. Photo: msb.gov.tr

Defense Ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, Zakir Hasanov, Levan Izoria and Nurettin Canikli, respectively, held their sixth defense ministerial in the Turkish city of Giresun on April 1 and signed a memorandum that envisions closer trilateral defense partnership.

In a joint press briefing after the meeting, Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria praised the overall cooperation among the three countries as “exemplary,” saying “every [regional] project, be energy-related, trade-related or other, largely depends on the level of our cooperation.”

“Our cooperation has been growing progressively, increasing the need for intensifying it in the security field as well,” Izoria also noted, stressing that the past year was “one of the most successful” in terms of defense cooperation, “especially with respect to joint military exercises.”

“I am happy that we signed a memorandum that envisions enhanced cooperation formats and adequately reflects the [positive] dynamics that we have had for years and that will establish a solid ground for future advancement [of our trilateral partnership],” Minister Izoria added.

On the sidelines of the ministerial, Levan Izoria and Nurettin Canikli held a separate meeting as well, with the two defense ministers discussing bilateral defense cooperation and Georgia’s NATO integration bid, according to the Georgian Defense Ministry.

The first meeting of defense ministers in the trilateral format was held in August, 2014 in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, where the sides agreed to hold the ministerial meetings on a regular basis. Foreign ministers of the three countries have also been gathering in the trilateral format since 2012.

Latest News
23 Apr.'18 15:39
Finance Minister Visits Washington DC, Meets Representatives of Financial Institutions
Mamuka Bakhtadze left for the United States on April 19, and will continue his visit until the end of the month.
23 Apr.'18 15:14
Red Cross Identifies Remains of Abkhazia Conflict Victims
The identification process took place within the Red Cross coordination mechanism, launched in 2010.
23 Apr.'18 14:13
Russian Foreign Ministry Criticizes Tbilisi’s Policy on Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
Maria Zakharova says Georgia should accept the new political reality and recognize their independence.
20 Apr.'18 16:58
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The report assesses security and human rights situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
20 Apr.'18 14:32
Parliament Adopts Changes to Party Funding Rules
The legislation enables the Industrialist party to receive the annual budgetary funding worth over GEL 600,000.
20 Apr.'18 10:20
EU: ‘Deep Concern’ over Human Rights Situation in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
The EU Delegation to CoE issued a statement in response to the Secretary General’s report on Georgia.
19 Apr.'18 17:29
Majority Group Meeting over Internal Dispute Postponed
The ruling Georgian Dream party lawmakers will convene for a meeting tentatively on April 21.
19 Apr.'18 14:55
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Q1’18
Georgia’s trade turnover increased by 23.3% y/y in January-March 2018, reaching USD 2.8 billion.
19 Apr.'18 11:51
PM Appoints New Parliamentary Secretary
Natia Mikeladze replaced Shalva Tadumadze, who was appointed as new government administration head.
19 Apr.'18 10:23
Georgian Detained Near Tskhinvali Released
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
85