Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili meets with Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Norway
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Anniken Huitfeldt, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Norway.
Prime Minister attends test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles by Georgian-Polish enterprise
Georgian Prime Minister attended a test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) manufactured by a Georgian-Polish enterprise. The combat and intelligence unmanned aerial vehicles successfully completed the test flight. Held at the shooting ground of the Krtsanisi Support Center, the demonstration flight of the Warmate (Kamikaze) and FLYEYE intelligence UAVs manufactured by Delta-WB LLC, a Georgian-Polish enterprise, was attended by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in the company of Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze, Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri, and representatives of the Defense Forces. Procedures necessary to prepare for the demonstration flight were carried out jointly by Polish and Georgian specialists.The FLYEYE unmanned aerial system is designed for high-precision tasks in adverse environmental conditions and radio-electronic warfare, in every climate zone. The system allows for covert surveillance and the analysis of captured data in real-time, day and night. The Warmate loitering munition boasts confirmed effectiveness and a high-precision target hit. It employs various types of warheads. It is used by the Polish Army and the regular armies and special forces of NATO member or non-member clients alike.Delta-WB LLC was established in Georgia by Delta International LLC and WB Electronics SA, companies established by Delta with 100% participation shares. The goal of this Georgian-Polish enterprise is to assemble UAVs. The enterprise will be able to manufacture hundreds of drones a year. At this stage, the company ensures procedures for streamlining the assembly line for Warmate and FLYEYE UAVs.To develop the military industry, an agreement has been signed between Delta-WB and the Defense Ministry of Georgia which envisages opening the first UAV training center in the region. The center’s professional instructors will retrain the relevant Defense Forces personnel.Irakli Garibashvili, joined by the Defense and Interior Ministers, dined together with soldiers in the dining hall of the Training and Military Education Command’s Support Center Krtsanisi.
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Prime Minister of Georgia at Groundbreaking of a Military Lyceum of Cadets Named After General Giorgi Mazniashvili
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia accompanied by Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defense of Georgia and Giorgi Matiashvili, Chief of Defense Forces of Georgia participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of a Military Lyceum of Cadets Named After General Giorgi Mazniashvili in Krtsanisi today.The Head of Government of Georgia laid a capsule in the foundation of the construction together with the senior management of the Ministry of Defense and received detailed information on the planned activities to be implemented.The Ministry of Defense of Georgia launched the construction of a Military Lyceum of Cadets Named After General Giorgi Mazniashvili in compliance with the advanced standards. New, functional buildings will be constructed at the site, while the current ones will be fully reconstructed.It is planned to have lodging quarters for 400 cadets with separate buildings for the actual training sessions, canteen and on-site hospital, conference halls and administrative building to be fully reconstructed at a place of 42 hectares. A simulation center will be built as well with an indoor gym, infrastructure and dispatch units. New parking lot will also be constructed with a petrol filling station and vehicle washing quarter with a repair and maintenance segment. Almost 40 MLN GEL has been allocated for the construction of the Military Lyceum of Cadets.Military Lyceum of Cadets Named After General Giorgi Kvinitadze has been effectively functioning in Kutaisi, west Georgia for years. New education facility will cover eastern Georgia and be similar to the one operating in western part of the country.Press Service of the Government Administration
EU agrees extra €500 million of military support for Ukraine
The Foreign Council of the European Union reached political agreement for a 7th tranche of military support to Ukraine worth €500 million.
The Council also agreed on an additional assistance measure worth €45 million for the Ukrainian forces being trained by the EU’s military training mission, EUMAM Ukraine. This brings the total military support under the European Peace Facility to €3.6 billion. According to EU High Representative Josep Borrell, the EU’s military, financial, economic and humanitarian support for Ukraine has now reached nearly €50 billion.
Before the Council discussed Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba addressed EU foreign ministers via video conference and briefed them on recent developments on the ground and on Ukraine’s current priorities.
Regarding the creation of an accountability mechanism, EU foreign ministers stressed the importance of preserving the crucial role of the International Criminal Court in international criminal justice and expressed broad support for the establishment of the International Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague as a first step.
Regarding the effectiveness of sanctions, Josep Borrell noted that Russian oil (Urals) sells for US $40 a barrel while Brent sells for US$80. “This means that the Russian oil is being sold at a discount of 50%, and it is being bought by mainly India and China,” said Borrell. “So, it is losing US$40 per barrel. It is a big hit on Russia’s financial stability.”
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Prime Minister of Georgia Gets Debriefed About the Performance Report of the Intelligence Service of Georgia for 2022
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Shalva Lomidze, Head of the Intelligence Service of Georgia (ISG) today. The Head of Government of Georgia was debriefed about the Performance Report of the ISG for 2022 at the meeting.The Prime Minister of Georgia and ISG Head discussed the institutional plans and development priorities for 2023.Meeting held at the Government Administration was also focused on the geo-political situation in the region and challenges faced in the area of security at large.Press Service of the Government Administration
Prime Minister meets Ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Georgia
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Ahmed Ebrahim Ahmed Taher Al Nuaimi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Georgia.The conversation at the introductory meeting covered the relations between the two countries and prospects of future cooperation.The Head of Government congratulated the diplomat on his appointment as Ambassador to Georgia and wished him success in his future endeavors.It was underlined that the Georgian Prime Minister’s visit to the United Arab Emirates was yet another step toward strengthening the friendship and partnership between the countries. The Prime Minister thanked the Ambassador for the UAE Government’s hospitality and warm reception during his visit to the United Arab Emirates.Emphasis was placed on the friendship and close partnership between the two countries. Commitment to furthering cooperation across a variety of areas was expressed.Press Service of the Government Administration