Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili's first official trip abroad has brought his country EUR 12 million. These funds have been provided by Germany to revitalize the Georgian electricity sector.
After meeting German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder yesterday Mr Saakashvili told journalists that he greatly appreciates Germany's financial support. Germany, he pointed out, played an important role in establishing Georgian independence, it was the first country to recognize its sovereignty and it has provided substantial financial support. Germany also promised to help Georgia resolve its turbulent relations with Russia.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge