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Georgia and the World: A Vision and Strategy for the Future, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Foreign Policy Concept of Georgia

The Government of Georgia places special emphasis on ensuring that the oil pipelines and other vital economic assets in the country remain secure. Primary responsibility for protecting the pipeline rests with the President's Special Protective Service, but the armed forces play a certain role as well. In April of 1999, Georgia hosted a multinational military exercise in which its forces trained with units from Azerbaijan and Ukraine in tactics and techniques for defending the oil pipeline.