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Chief of General Staff in NATO HQ

Chief of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze attended the Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session in NATO HQ. Within the frames of 172nd CHODs Session, Chiefs of Defence of NATO met in Resolute Support format to discuss the Resolute Support Mission and partnerships. The Chiefs of Defence received briefing from the Commander of the Resolute Support mission, General John F. Campbell who talked about the existing security situation in Afghanistan and his vision. He thanked the contributing nations and underscored the importance of Georgia's participation in the mission.

In the framework of his visit, Chief of the GS of the GAF was received by the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Knud Bartels. The sides discussed the implementation of the Substantial Package granted to Georgia at the NATO Wales Summit.

Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze also held bilateral meetings with Czech and Polish counterparts. Bilateral cooperation and future plans of development of the Georgian Armed Forces was discussed at the meetings.

The Chief of Defence also visited the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons and met with General Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, SHAPE leadership and Commander NATO Special Operations Headquarters. He also got a firsthand look at operations in the NATO Military Partnership Directorate and the NATO Allied Centre for Medical Education.

[Source: Ministry of Defence of Georgia, Tbilisi, 23Jan15]

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