On November 30 Vice Minister of National Defence Žilvinas Tomkus and Deputy Minister of Defence of Georgia Lela Chikovani signed a defence cooperation plan for 2024 which laid out visits, exercises and courses and other bilateral events next year.
The Lithuanian –Georgian defence cooperation encompasses different areas: military training and education, training at exercises in Lithuania and Georgia together, consultations on military enrolment system, to a significant extent – on cyber defence. Other areas of cooperarition are Land Force and Special Operations Forces domains, Military Academies.
“Defence cooperation with Georgia is one of our priority directions in Eastern Partnership nations. Lithuania will continue consistently supporting Georgia’s aspirations of Euro-Atlantic integration at political level and in practical terms,” underscored Vice Minister Ž. Tomkus.
L. Chikovani is in Lithuania on November 29-30 to attend the High-level Seminar: the Refocused EU Efforts and the Level of Ambition on Cooperation with the Eastern Partnership Countries in Security and Defence Area. The event has been held by the Ministry of National Defence for a decade to address the issues of and incorporate Eastern Partnership countries in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy.