Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to Visit Georgia (November 11)

General Nicholson meets with Prime Minister of Georgia Kvirikashvili. Photo: State Dept

Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to Visit Georgia (November 11)

General John Nicholson, Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan, will visit Georgia November 6-7, 2016.

During the visit, General Nicholson will meet with Prime Minister Kvirikashvili, Defense Minister Levan Izoria, and other government officials.  General Nicholson will discuss the international commitment to Afghanistan and the NATO and USFOR-A missions, as well as Georgia’s contribution to the Resolute Support Mission.

Prior to assuming his current position, General John Nicholson served as the Commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey.  He served three previous tours in Afghanistan and was the Director of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell of the U.S. Joint Staff.

General John Nicholson’s visit demonstrates the importance of U.S.-Georgia bilateral relations and appreciation for Georgia’s continued contributions to international security missions.  The visit is yet another illustration of the U.S. commitment to enhancing security in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.