|Olga Portnova. Baltic states will help Georgia|
2010 03 19
Documents concerning the establishment of the trust fund under the NATO programme “Partnership for Peace” were signed at the standing representation of Lithuania in the NATO.
The trust fund is managed by thre NATO states: Chech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania, reported DP.ru. The project was initiated jointly by Lithuania and Estonia and Latvia following the military Georgian-Russian conflict in August 2008 upon the request of Georgia asking for help in destroying the remaining explosive substances and in providing medical aid to the victims.
The project is intended for providing the necessary equipment to the Georgian military forces and for the training of one special unit in destroying explosive substances. Also, a medical rehabilitation centre is going to be established at the military hospital in Gori, reported the MFA of Lithuania.
The project is going to be implemented by the NATO Supply and Maintenance Agency and funded from the means allocated by the NATO member states and partners, willing to make their contributions.
The Lithuanian Ambassador to the NATO Linas Linkevicius considers the Trust Fund a very important tool of practical cooperation between the NATO and Georgia.
Material has been prepared by the Centre for Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from «Телеграф.lv»of 17 03 2010