Minister of Defence of Georgia Tinatin Khidasheli met with NATO Secretary General`s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai. The sides discussed the ongoing preparation works for the upcoming NATO Warsaw Summit, NATO-Georgia partnership, implementation of the elements of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) and Georgia`s expectations from the NATO Summit. “I have just met with James Appathurai. During an hour and a half, we thoroughly discussed several issues around which we are working intensively. The next day of the conference will be as interesting as this one and NATO will finally take all the decisions with regard to Georgia. We expect to increase Georgia`s defence capabilities and the presence of NATO to offer more projects and instruments in Georgia” declared Tinatin Khidasheli. NATO Secretary General`s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai also highlighted the details of the meeting-“we went into detail, how we are doing on each of the tracks, working together to strengthen Georgia`s defence capabilities, to support its reforms and thereby as it is set out in the Substantial Package to help Georgia prepare for the membership. We have made a lot of progress; we have now had two rounds of trainings at the Joint Training and Evaluation Centre, that is really a good news. You know that Georgian people can see that it happens on the ground, in real life. We have a lot more major exercises underway. So at the upcoming summit we will lay the groundwork for more substance in the relationships. We also help Georgia become more capable to take care of itself and contribute to international operations.” Ambassador of Georgia to the NATO Aleksandre Maisuradze, Advisor to Defence Minister in International Affairs Shota Gvineria, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the GAF COL Nikoloz Agladze, Head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia William Lahue and other officials attended the meeting. The meeting was led in the framework of Georgia Defence and Security Conference (GDSC).