Georgian Ministry of Defense
July 5, 2022
First Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia, Lela Chikovani, held a farewell meeting with Defense Attaché of Finland, Colonel Juha Makela. Lela Chikovani thanked the Finnish Defense Attaché for the successful bilateral cooperation in the field of defense….The discussion at the meeting touched on security issues in the region. It was noted that Georgia continues to actively support Ukraine through various formats.
The First Deputy Minister of Defense drew attention to Georgia’s unwavering Euro-Atlantic aspirations. At the meeting, a special place was given to the “Georgia-tailored assistance measures document” developed within the framework of cooperation with NATO, which was adopted at the Madrid summit. Lela Chikovani thanked the Finnish side for its contribution to the development of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) and Finland’s active involvement in the EU monitoring mission. The parties talked about further deepening of bilateral cooperation in the field of defense, including in terms of total defense and reserve mobilization, as well as in the direction of military education.