(Civil.Ge) — Head of the Georgian State Security Service, Vakhtang Gomelauri, who is visiting Minsk, met with his Belarusian counterpart Valery Vakulchik.
During the meeting, Gomelauri and Vakulchik signed an inter-state agreement on exchange and protection of classified information.
According to the Georgian State Security Service, the agreement is aimed at regulating the security procedures for exchanging and protecting the classified information, and will establish a “solid legal ground” for exchanging information “in security and law enforcement fields, as well as in foreign affairs and other areas.”
The Belarus State Security Committee, issued a press release as well, saying the document would create “a legal ground for exchanging and mutual protection of state secrets of the Republic of Belarus and Georgia in bilateral cooperation of state institutions and organizations of both states.”
According to the Georgian State Security Service, the country has signed similar agreements “with up to twenty NATO and EU member states, as well as with the United States.”