US intends to strengthen military presence in Georgia, up to the creation of a permanent military base on its territory in response to the strengthening of Russia's position in the South Caucasus. This will be discussed during the visit of the head of the US State Department Mike Pompeo to Georgia, local media write.
US Secretary of State to Pay an Official Visit to Georgia 17-18 November. As stated, the main topic of the talks will be the strengthening of the US military presence in the country. Pompeo will hold meetings with the President of Georgia, prime minister, Foreign Minister and Patriarch.
According to Georgian media, USA is very concerned “disruption of the balance of power in the region” after the end of the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and the introduction of Russian peacekeepers there. Washington needs a response to the expansion of the Russian military presence.
This visit will be a response to the radical disruption of the balance of power in the region after the end of the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia.. America saw, what can be left out of the game, and the beginning of action in the only remaining direction - the Georgian
– said analyst Gia Khukhashvili.
In his opinion, there is a possibility that, that the US will accelerate Georgia's integration into NATO. A decision may also be made to deploy the American military contingent on Georgian territory on a permanent basis., up to the creation of a military base, we have been talking about for a long time.
celebrated, that American instructors have been training the Georgian military for a long time, and the Pentagon has good connections with the Georgian Ministry of Defense. Georgia also buys weapons and equipment from the USA.