A multinational command post exercise Maple Arch 2021 with the participation of military personnel from Georgia, Turkey, Canada, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland has started in Georgia.
The opening ceremony of the exercise, organized by the Canadian Ministry of Defense, was held at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) range near the capital Tbilisi.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Georgia, General Irakli Chichinadze, noted that these exercises will further strengthen military cooperation between the countries.
Meanwhile, the statement of the Georgian Ministry of Defense notes that Georgia is hosting such exercises for the first time.
“The aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability between participating countries, strengthen defense ties between partner countries, bring them closer to NATO standards in planning and conducting peacekeeping operations, and develop the skills necessary for effective action and decision-making,” says in a statement from the defense department.
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