According to the Georgian Ministry of Defense, the purpose of the training is to deepen the coordination of special forces units of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. To that end, the trio will share their experience with each other, increase interoperability, and improve command capabilities.
The primary focus will be on fire and medical training, fighting in a populated area, and performing special operations.
The opening ceremony for the drills was held in the Major Gela Chedia Special Forces Training Center in Mukhrovani.
Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze, the Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces of Georgia, and Colonel Teimuraz Klateishvili, the Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Defense Forces, addressed the participants during the opening.
The exercises are held annually in all three countries on the principle of rotation. Last year, the exercises were hosted by Turkey.