NATO and Georgia Sign Agreement on Operation Active Endeavour

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From Allied Command Operations:  Major General Zaza Gogava, Deputy Minister of Interior and Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) Border Police of the Republic of Georgia, and Vice Admiral Maurizio Gemignani, Commander of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, today signed a Tactical Memorandum of Understanding (TMOU) for the contribution of Georgia to NATO’s anti-terrorism mission. The Ambassador of Georgia to Italy, Konstantine Gabashvili, witnessed the event. …

"The involvement of partner nations in NATO’s anti-terrorism efforts certainly contributes to further deter possible terrorist intents. It also enhances mutual situational awareness, which is a vital tool to fight non-traditional maritime threats like those posed by terrorism.” Admiral Gemignani said. He was echoed by General Gogava: "The agreement signed today sets the foundation for the relationship between the Border Police of the Ministry of Interior of Georgia and NATO… The main challenge we have to face nowadays is the threat posed by global terrorism: Georgia is ready and prepared to do anything to contribute to fight this threat" he said.  (photo: Allied Command Operations)

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