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French, Georgian Defense Ministers Meet in Paris
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Nov.'13 / 17:26

Georgian Defense Minister, Irakli Alasania, who is visiting Paris, met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on November 8.

The Georgian MoD said it was “the first ever official meeting” between French and Georgian defense minister.

The two ministers “discussed cooperation in military industry sphere,” the Georgian MoD said without specifics.

“We discussed Georgia’s NATO aspiration, bilateral cooperation and especially we touched upon our future military-technical relations. It is very important for us to broaden scope of cooperation with France,” Alasania said after the meeting and welcomed, as he put it, “high level of mutual understanding between Georgian and French militaries.”

Also on November 8, Georgia’s Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, who is visiting Paris for UNESCO’s General Conference, met France's European affairs minister Thierry Repentin. Panjikidze said that Georgia’s EU and NATO aspirations, as well as EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius was discussed.

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