The President of Georgia: “Our Armed Forces Should Be Prepared to Deter Our Enemy from Violating Our Country’s Borders”

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:20

The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has attended the handover ceremony of the Chief of General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces at the military base of Vaziani. The ceremony was celebrated for the first time in the history of Georgian Armed Forces. The President has participated in the flag presentation ceremony. Vakhtang Kapanadze, the former Chief of General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces has officially passed the flag of Georgian Armed Forces to Vladimir Chachibaia and handed over his position.
"The most important is to win the war without fight and bloodshed. Our Armed Forces should be prepared to deter our enemy from violating our country’s borders'', - addressed the President to General Chachibaia and thanked General Kapanadze for his commitment in serving the homeland.
“I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of St. George’s Day! It is symbolic that we have gathered here on this celebration with Georgian Armed Forces. These are the people who best symbolize our country and nation; they symbolize the triumph over evil with power of kindness, military dignity, and faith.
Today we have taken another step forward in the institutional development of Georgian Armed Forces. I would like to thank General Kapanadze for his commitment in serving our homeland and charge General Chachibaia with a new mission and responsibility.
Mr. General Chachibaia, you have to fulfil a very important mission. You are an inheritor of amazing military traditions and the head of those militaries, who have carried the flag of dignity in Afghanistan and other international missions. You are the head of the Armed Forces, facing the most difficult mission in the region.
I am confident that you, along with Georgian militaries, will advance this significant mission and greatly contribute to the victory of our country. I wish you success at this position! God bless Georgia! '', - stated the President at the ceremony.
The ceremony at Vaziani was also attended by the Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Secretary of the National Security Council Mr. Davit Rakviashvili, the advisors to the President and the members of the diplomatic corp.

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