VIDEO: US troops join NATO forces on exercises

US and NATO troops took part in a series of training exercises at the Vaziani military base in Georgia on Tuesday.

It's the first major exercise in Georgia conducted within the framework of a NATO package granted to Georgia during the NATO summit in Wales in September last year.

The measures aim to strengthen Georgia's defence and interoperability capabilities with the Alliance, which will ultimately help Georgia advance towards its membership into NATO.

In August, NATO plans to open a training and evaluation centre in Tbilisi.