SPECIAL TASKS DEPARTMENT OF THE MIA OPENED MEMORIAL OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Mindia Lortkipanidze, the Director of the Special Tasks Department, his deputies, representatives of the Veterans Affairs State Service and family members of died police officers. They laid a wreath at the memorial and paid tribute to the memory of those who died. 33 officers were heroically died and 6 officers are missing in the battles for the territorial integrity of Georgia and while performing service duties from this certain military unit.
Fighters fallen for homeland sacrifice and devotion were also honored by the employees of the Third Division and Special Tasks Division of Tbilisi of the Special Tasks Department.
The collapse of the residential building located on 26 May Street in Batumi
As soon as the notification on the collapse of the residential building located on 26 May Street in Batumi was received at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, rescue and police forces were mobilized at the site, as well as ambulance crews.
According to initial reports, the entrance of the residential building collapsed. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters evacuated the population from the neighboring flats of the collapsed residential building, as well as from vehicles caught in the debris.
At the moment, the area is being cleared of rubble and active search and rescue operations are underway. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation on the fact of building collapse; the information regarding the number of injured persons is being clarified at the moment.
Along with firefighters, special equipment has already been mobilized at the site, including aerial ladder fire truck. In addition, the staff of the Special Tasks Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Forensic-Criminalistics Department have also been mobilized. The additional live force is being deployed from the neighboring regions of Adjara as well.
The territory adjacent to the accident is condoned off due to security measures. The Ministry of Internal Affairs calls on the citizens, as well as the representatives of all media sources on the ground, to follow the instructions of the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and to observe the safety norms.
CLOSING CEREMONY OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE WAS HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
The US Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Regional Security Office (RSO) and Office of the Legal Attache of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) jointly organized a training course on crisis supervision for the senior management of the MIA.Ambassador of the United States to Georgia Kelly Degnan, the first Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Shalva Bedoidze and Deputy Ministers: Aleksandre Darakhvelidze and Giorgi Butkhuzi attended the closing ceremony of the training course. They awarded certificates to the participants.The US Ambassador highlighted the importance of training law enforcement and sharing international experience in crisis management and incident response.The participants of the training course discussed such important issues, as: Principles of crisis management and command centers; Crisis supervision; Interagency cooperation in crisis situations; Historical and practical examples etc.The training course was led by the FBI trainers James Newton and Otham Brown.Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Aleksandre Darakhvelidze expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador of the United States of America for US contribution to the Ministry’s capacity building over the years and close cooperation.
STATEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
First of all, the Ministry of Internal Affairs condemns actions motivated by violence, including any form of violence against media representatives. We call on citizens gathered in the streets of the capital to observe law and order, adhere to the rightful requests of the police and protest any issue within the frames of the law.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs launched an investigation with regard to illegal activities carried out at the offices of the “Shame Movement” and “Tbilisi Pride” in Tbilisi under the Article 187 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages damage or destruction of another person’s property.Some of the citizens gathered on Rustaveli Avenue tried to break into the office of the “Shame Movement” behind the Parliament building. Journalists were in the office and were covering the current events. Rally participants also damaged their equipment.The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia launched an investigation under the Article 187 (Damage or Destruction of another Person’s Property) on the fact of removal of a flag, destruction and damage of inventory by demonstrators from the “Tbilisi Pride” office located at N17 Akhvlediani Street in Tbilisi.The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already informed the society that, in addition to already mentioned violations, the investigation was also launched on the facts of violence against media representatives and illegal interference in their professional activities occurred today on Rustaveli Avenue. All relevant investigative activities will be carried out on the stated facts and all materials reflecting incidents will be examined.We call on the mass media members, taking into account the existing risks to cooperate with the police, to take into account the instructions and recommendations of the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.The police forces remain mobilized in the streets of the capital and continue maintenance of public order. We once again call on everyone to follow the requirements of the law. Otherwise, the police will act within its’ own mandate and each case of violation will be prevented and a strict legal response will be followed.
Online conference dedicated to Magtymguly Pyragy was held in Tbilisi
In preparation for the celebration of the 300th birthday Anniversary of the great Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy, on May 17, 2021, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held an online conference.
Representatives of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations accredited in Georgia, the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia, the Creative Union of Writers of Georgia, as well as representatives of the media took part in this event.
The speakers noted that the creative work of the great poet-humanist Magtymguly Pyragy, which had a significant impact on the development of not only literature, but also on the spiritual life of the peoples of the East, has been translated into many languages and is the heritage of world culture.
During the conference, it was also emphasized that Turkmenistan is already actively working on preparations for the celebration of the 300th birthday anniversary of Magtymguly Pyragy.
The events planned for the forthcoming anniversary will contribute to the further study and wide popularization in the world of the richest literary heritage of the great Turkmen poet-philosopher Magtymguly Pyragy.
This event will be another step in further strengthening cultural and humanitarian ties, relations of friendship and mutual understanding between our countries and peoples.
At the end of the event, a film was shown dedicated to the great Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy.
The diplomatic mission of Turkmenistan in Tbilisi organizes Futsal Tournament
On April 5, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held a futsal tournament dedicated to the World Health Day. The competition brought together representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as Georgian athletes.
Those speaking during the tournament opening ceremony, it was noted that 2021, declared, according to the Resolution of the UN General Assembly, the International Year of Peace and Trust, was held in Turkmenistan under the motto “Turkmenistan - Homeland of Peace and Trust”.
It was also emphasized that comprehensive work is carried out in Turkmenistan to popularize the principles of healthy lifestyle, develop sports, and strengthen international cooperation in this area.
At the end of the tournament, commemorative prizes were awarded to the winners.