French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Georgian counterpart Irakli Alasania in Paris on August 29.
“France supports Georgia’s full integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures; it supports Georgia to have such weaponry that is relevant to security challenges existing in the region. The French Defense Minister thanked us for our participation in the EU mission in the [Central African Republic]. Our bilateral relations will further deepen and become more comprehensive,” Alasania said after the meeting.
Accompanied by chief of the general staff of the armed forces, Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze, the Georgian Defense Minister arrived in Paris after visiting Georgian troops in the Central African Republic, where they serve under the French command as part of the EU military mission.