Eduard Shevardnadze signed last week in Rome a military cooperation agreement envisaging Italian training for Georgia’s border and coastal guard troops, the Georgian president announced yesterday. Also yesterday Turkey’s first deputy chief of staff, Gen. Cetin Dogan, held talks in Tbilisi on cooperation between the two countries’ border troops, including Turkish training for the Georgians. Both sides want Georgian border troops to replace the Russian ones on the Georgian-Turkish border. (Interfax, May 19)
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