BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese Welsh
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC NEWS
 You are in:  World: Europe
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 


Commonwealth Games 2002

BBC Sport

BBC Weather

SERVICES 
Thursday, 28 March, 2002, 15:35 GMT
France soldiers offer Georgia training

French army officers visiting the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, have offered to help train Georgia's border guards in mountain warfare.

The two French officers, who have been holding talks with the Georgian Border Guard Department, said they were also considering the possibility of training Georgian troops in mountain bases in France.

The United States has promised to send up to 200 American troops help train Georgian forces for operations in the Pankisi Gorge, on the border with Chechnya, where the Americans believe supporters of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda group have linked up with local rebels.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Links to more Europe stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Europe stories