Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin have signed an agreement in Tbilisi, Report informs, adding that the agreement is aimed at strengthening Georgia’s defense capabilities.

Juansher Burchuladze said that a strong partnership with the United States is conducive to Georgia’s steady development, as well as maintains peace and security in the region. “We have entered a qualitatively new stage in strategic cooperation with the United States,” he said.