Official Says Troops Trained at Vaziani Might Be Involved in Abkhazian Peacekeeping Operation

(Tbilisi, June 18, Civil Georgia) – “It is not excluded that the multinational troops trained here [Vaziani military base] may be involved in the peacekeeping process in Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone later on”, Tedo Japaridze, Secretary of the Georgian National Council, told the Civil Georgia on June 18.

Drills in the frames of NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) Program officially started at Camp Vaziani, close to Tbilisi, on June 17 and will last until June 28. Up to 800 military personnel of 6 member and 9 partner countries participate in the military exercises.

The aim of the exercise at Camp Vaziani is to enhance military interoperability at individual and small unit level through improving and exchanging light infantry skills in Peace Support Operations.

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