Prime Minister of Georgia at Groundbreaking of a Military Lyceum of Cadets Named After General Giorgi Mazniashvili

Published in military
Thursday, 26 January 2023 15:36

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.
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Official Visit of the Chief of the Defence Staff of the Italian Armed Forces to Georgia

Published in military
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 15:04

The Chief of the Defence Staff of the Italian Armed Forces General Enzo Vecciarelli pays an official visit to Georgia. The Italian General met with the Minister of Defence of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze. At the meeting the Georgian Defence Minister extended gratefulness for Italy’s political support to Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and on the path to NATO integration. Georgia’s NATO and EU integration aspirations and active efforts of the defence segment of Italy towards development of Georgia’s defence capabilities and NATO standards were highlighted during the meeting. The sides talked about existing bilateral relations in defence sphere and future plans of cooperation.

After the meeting with the Defence Minister, General Enzo Vecciarelli was hosted by his Georgian counterpart, Major-General Giorgi Matiashvili. The colleagues discussed the ways of further boosting the existing bilateral defence relations at the tête-à-tête meeting that was followed by meeting attended by the leadership of the General Staff of the Georgian Defence Forces and Italian delegation. The sides discussed various activities in the framework of bilateral military cooperation, NATO-Georgia cooperation, joint participation in the large scale multinational exercises and other areas of cooperation. Georgia’s contribution to international security was underlined at the meeting. The sides expressed hope that existing close cooperation in defence sphere will strengthen further in the future.

Today, the Generals visited the Heros’ Square to pay tribute to the memory of the fallen heroes in fights for the territorial integrity of Georgia and laid a wreath at the memorial.

In the framework of the visit, the Italian delegation will also visit the NATO-Georgia Joint Trainings and Evaluation Center (JTEC).

Press Service of the MOD Georgia

Xi promotes four military officers to rank of general

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 16:00

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), together with other senior military officials, poses for a group photo with four senior military officers who have been promoted to the rank of general, at a ceremony held by the CMC in Beijing, capital of China, July 5, 2021. Xi has promoted four senior military officers to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China. Xi presented certificates of the orders he signed to them at the ceremony. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has promoted four senior military officers to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China.

Xi presented certificates of the orders he signed to them at a ceremony held by the CMC in Beijing on Monday.

The promoted officers are Commander of the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Wang Xiubin, Commander of the PLA's Western Theater Command Xu Qiling, Commander of the PLA Army Liu Zhenli, and Commander of the PLA Strategic Support Force Ju Qiansheng.

Xu Qiliang, CMC vice chairman, announced the orders of promotion at the ceremony, which was presided over by CMC vice chairman Zhang Youxia. 


President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will pay a working visit to USA

Published in Politics
Monday, 24 September 2018 16:23

From September 29 to October 2, 2018, the Government delegation headed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will pay a working visit to New York, United States of America to participate in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly which will be held in the UN Headquarters.  

It is expected that, the President will have high-level meetings in accordance with the program of the visit. Moreover, according to the instructions of the Head of State, Turkmen-American business council format meetings will be organized.      

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will voice our country’s priority areas in further cooperation with the UN in the upcoming global forum that will be organized within the framework of UN General Assembly.   Steadily implementing the strategy of extensive international cooperation, neutral Turkmenistan attaches significant attention to strategic partnership with the UN.    Neutral Turkmenistan gets actively involved in common efforts in developing mutually agreed solutions to currently existing key issues and considers the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly as an important step to further consolidate international efforts in addressing key issues of global agenda. Turkmenistan is strongly and permanently committed to cooperation in the field of security for further disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Our country is for enhancing international system to counter terrorism in which the UN is a major coordinating center. The efforts of Turkmenistan are aimed at working jointly to seek effective mechanism to coordinate activities in combating drugs and their precursors trafficking.   

Turkmenistan actively works on implementing Sustainable Development Goals which were adopted at the UN Summit in September, 2015, in New York. More particularly, Turkmenistan is among pioneers that adopted officially all 17 SDGs, 148 targets and 194 indicators.    

Turkmenistan puts forward concrete initiatives in sustainable transport development, energy and climate change, as well as advocates considering and addressing water and environment issues in Central Asia on the basis of universally acknowledged norms of international law, taking into account interests of all countries of the region and with the participation of international organizations.

In the present world political, economic and social processes the youth becomes strategic resource determining not only state development but also entire international relations in the long-term perspective.   

Therefore, in the context of achieving Sustainable Development Goals, Turkmenistan puts forward the initiative to establish Global partnership for protecting youth’s interests.      

The foregoing priority positions, the consistent implementation of initiatives and proposals that were put forward at various international forums, will be crucial in developing Turkmenistan’s approaches to promote cooperation with all member states of the Organization, UN bodies, its agencies and specialized institutions during the 73rd session of the General Assembly. 

Turkmenistan welcomes close international cooperation in solving actual problems of our time, expresses a firm readiness to work together for the sake of affirming the high ideals of peace and justice, realizing the goals and tasks facing the United Nations Organisation.

Heroes of Tamishi Battle Remembered

Published in military
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 21:34

25 years have passed since the battle of Tamishi. Today, representatives of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces remembered the heroes fallen in Tamishi combat operation and paid tribute to their memory. Deputy Chief of General Staff, Brigade General Shalva Jabakhidze laid wreath on the Heroes `Memorial and remembered the history of their heroic deeds. The GAF representatives and Abkhazian War veterans also took part in the tribute paying ceremony at the Heroes` Square.

On July 2, 1993, at 05:00, the Abkhazian side landed the troops with the Russian military vessel consisting of 600 troops. At dawn, the first offensive was carried out against the Georgian military units located in Tamishi, Labra and Zemo Kintkhi. Dusheti, Shavnabada and Avaza battalions suffered a large number of causalities. The Georgian side lost around 300 warriors as a result of the several day-long combat operations. Despite the significant loss, the Georgian troops managed to repel the land forces and maintained their positions.

Xi Jinping calls for building community

Published in World
Thursday, 08 March 2018 13:06

The concept championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping of building "a community with a shared future for mankind" corresponds to the situation in today's world, where nobody can prosper alone, said the chief of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).  In the current world, "you can only prosper if those around you are prospering," IPUSecretary-General Martin Chungong said in a recent interview with Xinhua.  Since Xi expounded the idea in a landmark keynote speech at the United Nations Office at Geneva in January 2017, the vision has gained broader international recognition for offering Chinese solutions to global challenges.  "This concept is commensurate with the global thinking today," Chungong told Xinhua at the Geneva headquarters of the IPU, a long-standing international organization that will mark the 130th anniversary of its founding next year.  "The world is no longer a conglomerate of individual countries or nation states. We all belong to one community today," he said. "When we look at the challenges that are facing us today, we cannot say they are particular to China, or Switzerland or Cameroon or other countries."  For instance, what is happening in Cameroon may have ramifications in China or in Europe, said the IPU chief, a national of the west African country of Cameroon.  He pointed out that there are many problems that concern all nations, such as migration and the fight against terror, and that must be taken as global issues instead of local ones.  "When you look at climate, I think of a former UN secretary-general who said climate change has no national passport. It has no borders. So, I am very supportive of this notion," said Chungong.  The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, he said, is consistent with the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind.  "If you build a railway that goes from Europe to eastern Asia and people along the route can benefit from this, why not?" he said.  Brushing away allegations that the rise of China might be a threat to the outside world, the IPU head said the ascent of China as a major global player is a "legitimate ambition."  "It is legitimate for any country or for any leaders to make their country great," he said. "What is important here is to promote cooperation in a win-win environment, as President Xi has promised."  Enditem


The Georgian Foreign Minister has met the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:39

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze held a meeting with NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan Ildem
Discussions focused on the process of Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration. The sides highlighted NATO-Georgia fruitful co-operation in the areas of public diplomacy and strategic communications. Talking points also included the widespread anti-west propaganda and the challenges involved in fighting against it.  
The Minister spoke about the steps taken by the Government and the awareness-raising campaign. Mikheil Janelidze underlined the importance of strategic communications and spoke extensively about the reforms carried out within the government in general, and in specific agencies, in particular.  
The NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy took part in the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum held on 10 April.

Top army general rescued in Turkey

Published in World
Saturday, 16 July 2016 09:53

CNN-Turk are now reporting that the army's top general and military chief of staff,  Hulusi Akar, has been rescued by security forces at an air base northwest of Ankara, the capital.
It had earlier been reported that he had been taken hostage during the coup attempt.
Turkey's police chief says 16 "coup plotters" have been killed in clashes at the "paramilitary headquarters" and a further 250 detained, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports.

The Chairman of EUMC welcomes democratic reforms of Georgia

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:08

The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) General Mikhail Kostarakos welcomes democratic reforms in Georgia, - General emphasized during his meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. In the course of their conversation they touched upon matters including European and Euro-Atlantic integration Warsaw Summit, recent developments in the occupied territories of Georgia and regional security issues. The head of the government of Georgia noted that European integration is the top priority of the Georgian government and successful completion of liberalization of visa regime is crucial in this context. The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee reasserted his support to the European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Georgia. 
The sides also discussed the implementation process of NATO-Georgia Substantial Package. Pursuant to the Prime Minister, Georgia expects recognition of attained progress and enlargement of the cooperation formats with the Alliance during the Warsaw Summit. Participation of Georgian soldiers in international missions in Afghanistan, Mali and Central Africa was emphasized. The Chairman positively assessed the professionalism of Georgian armed forces.
Particular attention was paid to the developments in the occupied territories of Georgia. Prime Minister expressed deep concern over the homicide perpetrated on the territory controlled by the Georgian side on May 19 in the village Khurcha and noted that respective fact is an indication of the deplorable humanitarian conditions in Abkhazia. 
In this context the importance of the work performed by the EU Monitoring Mission as a sole international mechanism was underlined. The Geneva negotiations format was also discussed.

Prime Minister thanked the Chairman of the EUMC for his participation in the Defence and Security Conference that will take place on May 24-25 in Tvilisi.

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