Parliament to Discuss Military Agreement on US-Georgian Military Cooperation

Georgian Parliament will discuss agreement between Georgia and the USA on military cooperation at the session on April 12.

Agreement considers implementation of Train-and-Equip program for the Georgia army. Up to 200 US military instructors will train Georgian Defense Ministry and Border Guard Department’s anti-terrorist units.

Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs has already approved the agreement at the hearing on April 11.

Agreement also considers supplying to Georgia all the necessary equipment for these anti-terrorist units. Train-and-Equip program costs $64 million.

The first group of US military trainers is to arrive in Georgia in late April.

It is anticipated that the Parliament will unanimously ratify agreement.

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