Grigol Vashadze says in comments broadcast by Georgia's Rustavi television that soldiers will be deployed in the near future. Vashadze spoke during a trip to Krakow, Poland, where he's attending a meeting of NATO defense ministers.
Georgian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Rusiko Simakuridze said Thursday that the deployment's date will be announced soon.
Georgia, a U.S. ally, contributed 2,000 soldiers to the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. They were withdrawn last August amid a war with Russia.
Georgia briefly deployed 50 soldiers to Afghanistan in 2004 and sent troops to a NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.