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Readout of the Bilateral Engagement With Georgian Minister of Defense Irakli Garibashvili

Nov. 21, 2019

Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist met with Georgian Minister of Defense Irakli Garibashvili at the Pentagon to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the United States and Georgia. 

The leaders discussed bilateral security cooperation programs and the need to work together to address common security challenges.  They also discussed Georgia's contributions to the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, its partnership with NATO, and its ongoing defense reform efforts.

Deputy Secretary Norquist and Minister Garibashvili agreed to pursue opportunities to further strengthen the close defense relationship between the United States and Georgia.