Georgian Defense Minister meets with Lloyd Austin

Georgian Defense Minister meets with Lloyd Austin
# 10 February 2023 10:02 (UTC +04:00)

Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze, who is visiting the United States, met with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin, APA reports citing the US Embassy in Georgia.

"Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III hosted Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze of Georgia at the Pentagon today to reaffirm the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship. Secretary Austin reiterated U.S. support for Georgian sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as U.S. commitment to help Georgia strengthen its deterrence and defensive capabilities.

The two leaders also discussed Russia’s war on Ukraine, Georgia’s ongoing defense reforms, and security challenges facing Georgia and the South Caucasus," the embassy's statement reads.

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