Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Alasania. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said on Wednesday that in the past, there have been exceeded expectations about Germany’s support for Georgia’s aspirations to become a NATO member.

He said this as he opened a forum to discuss strategic cooperation between his country and Germany.

The goal of the forum, which is being held for the second time and will end today, is to form a partly formal platform for discussion among state and non-state actors and foster dialogue about foreign and security issues.

“We should study from our past experience. Today there is a new chance that Germany will be a patron of Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic ambitions,” Alasania said.