Estonia and Georgia Sign a Defence Cooperation Treaty

Defense Professionals
Coctact: Rauno Veri
September 12,2012

On Monday in Tbilisi, Estonia’s Minister of Defence Urmas Reinsalu and Georgia’s Minister of Defence Dimitri Shashkini concluded a defence cooperation treaty between the two countries.

According to Minister of Defence Reinsalu, the key position in the treaty is Estonia’s support for Georgia’s aspiration in the direction of NATO. “Georgia is facing a road lined with serious work in order to build a state based on the rule of law and on the principles characteristic of Western democracy,” said Reinsalu.

Furthermore, Estonia’s Minister of Defence commended Georgia’s work and reforms to date as well as its contribution in Afghanistan. Georgia’s Minister of Defence Shashkini thanked Estonia for its support and excellent cooperation.

Today, Reinsalu also laid a wreath at the Heroes Square in Tbilisi and is meeting with Georgia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikoloz Vashakidze.

Tomorrow, the Minister of Defence will also meet with Giga Bokeria, Secretary of Georgian National Security Council, Elene Khoshtaria, State Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic Structures, and Lieutenant General Devi Tchankotadze, Chief of Joint Staff of Georgian Armed Forces.

Reinsalu is also delivering a lecture on the process of Estonia’s accession to NATO at the National Defence Academy of Georgia.