On October 19–20 a delegation representing the National Guard of Georgia paid a visit to Lithuanian Armed Forces units to learn from the best practices of the Lithuanian Land Force and the National Defence Volunteer Force (NDVF).
The delegation of Commander of the National Guard of Georgia Brig Gen Roman Jokhadze, G5 Unit Commander Lt Col Tariel Makharashvili and Lt Col Joni Kurkatsishvili, J5 Department officer with the General Staff of the Georgian Defence Forces, were interested in chief NDVF activity principles, its organization structure, military training and other activities The Georgian delegation also learned more about the Continuous Mandatory Initial Military Service recruitment and draft practices, basic military training in the Lithuanian Armed Forces, which is the area of responsibility of the National Guard of Georgia at home.
On October 19 the guest and a Lithuanian delegation was joined by the Defence Attaché of Georgia to Lithuania Col Irakli Uchadze for a meeting with Commander Lithuanian Land Force Brig Gen Artūras Radvilas, representatives of the Military Conscription and Recruitment Service, and a visit to the 804th Infantry Company, 8th Territorial Unit, Great Battle Military District, NDVF, to familiarize with their equipment and weaponry. The delegation also visited the Land Force Juozas Lukša Training Centre to learn more about its work and pick up new ideas to take home.
Facing similar treats, militaries of the two countries cooperate on military training an education, cybersecurity and land force (volunteer forces cooperate since 2014 on the basis of a bilateral agreement), troops are training at exercises of different level in Lithuania and Georgia, Lithuania is providing expert consultations and contributes otherwise to the efforts to introduce NATO standards in the Georgian Defence Forces.
Photo credits: Cpl Michail Lysenko
Info credits: Lithuanian Armed Forces.