Source Pravda.Ru

Intelligence agencies of Georgia and France to deepen co-operation

Intelligence agencies of Georgia and France will deepen their co-operation in the sphere of information exchange. An agreement to this effect has been reached during the one-day visit of Pierre Brochard, head of the French intelligence service, to Tbilisi.

Archil Chkhartishvili, the official spokesman for Georgia's Department of Intelligence, told RIA Novosti that Pierre Brochard has paid a return visit to Georgia.

Chkhartishvili ruled out any link between Brochard's visit to Tbilisi and a recent statement made by French Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy at the meeting of G8 Interior and Justice Ministers in Paris. Nicholas Sarkozy said then that he did not exclude a possibility that Al-Qaeda terrorists might have moved base from Afghanistan to Georgia.