Ministry of Defence of Georgia has been actively cooperating with the European Union and successful implementation of commitments under various partnership formats contributes to providing irreversible path to European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Major mechanisms of cooperation between the Georgian Defence Ministry and the EU include:
“Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part” signed in June 2014 and ratified by the Parliament of Georgia.
A Framework Agreement on Georgia's participation in EU crisis management operations under the common security and defence policy (CSDP) signed at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, in 2013.
Since signature of the Framework Agreement on Georgia's participation within CSDP, Georgia has already been involved in EUFOR RCA in the Central African Republic under the aegis of the EU since June 2014.
Based on consultations with the EU side, EU-Georgia CSDP cooperation action plan for 2014-15 has been developed that defines the bilateral partnership directions and concrete actions for their implementation.
Ministry of Defence of Georgia is actively involved in consultations within the format of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform 1 (democracy, good governance and stability) on the issues like transparency/combating terrorism, cooperation under CSDP, cyber security and professional development of the military personnel.
Ministry of Defence of Georgia successfully cooperates with the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia in January 2009, also with the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia (EUSR).