David Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy celebrated its 24th anniversary. The event was opened with the performance of the National Anthem of Georgia by the military orchestra of the National Guard.
The Minister of Defence Levan Izoria, Chancellor of the National Security Council David Rakviashvili, Chief of General Staff Major General Vladimir Chachibaia and the rector of the academy Colonel Zaza Japaridze congratulated the representatives of the institution with the jubilee. The attendees of the event also included Deputy Defence Minister Nukri Gelashvili, Deputy Defence Minister Zaal Kapalandze, deputies of the Chief of General Staff and the families of military personnel and students of the academy.
Within the ceremonial event, number of academy’s personnel has been decorated for the successful military service. The Medal "For Irreproachable Service" was awarded to four servicemen in the 1st class and to fifteen servicemen in the 2nd class, while three servicemen of the academy received the award rifles. Students of the academy distinguished in various sports and educational activities were also awarded at the ceremony, five of whom additionally received timepieces from Timer Georgia LLC.
The event ended with the concert by the academy students, sports activities and a gala dinner.
David Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy is the educational institution with the fundamental goals of promoting academic and military education, fostering the development of Georgian Armed Forces and upbringing generations of the officers of high morale and leadership skills.
The academy was founded on May 28, 1993 and since the first graduation of officers in 1997 it went through a number of significant changes. In 2011 the academy was granted a status of the educational university, followed by the establishment of the bachelors and masters’ degree programs and the development of the officers’ educational system and career schools. On September 8, 2015, within the status of the educational university, the first group of officers graduated the academy. 105 lieutenants earned the bachelors’ degree.
David Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy actively continues the development of its study programs that fully correspond to the international educational
H.E. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia attended an official reception, dedicated to a jubilee event of Japan.
Prime Minister congratulated the Japanese people with Jubilee of H.M. Emperor of Japan, a truly key-note event of national magnitude and spoke about the bondage of the two countries.
"Georgia and Japan share history and loyalty towards traditions. In the modern world our countries are bonded with fundamental values: democracy, freedom, human rights and rule of law. I am thrilled that our cooperation is advancing on the grounds of these very principles. Japan and Georgia have been faithful partners since the establishment of diplomatic relations. Unshaken position of the Japanese Government towards the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia is of tremendous importance to us. We highly appreciate the most significant moral and tangible support of the country and people of Japan, which has made considerable contribution to the economic and democratic advancement of Georgia over years" noted the Prime Minister.
Head of the Government of Georgia also stressed the bilateral relations, which have been intensified recently and added that cooperation in trade, economy, arts and culture, education and tourism is steadily developing.
Prime Minister expressed optimism towards geopolitical position of Georgia, welcoming business environment, investment potential and close relationship between the people will give rise to new opportunities to be fully embraced.
"In 2017 we are celebrating 25th Anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan. A number of events have been planned botb in Georgia and Japan to mark the event.
I am confident that we will implement large project initiatives in infrastructure, agriculture, energy, tourism, environment and other sectors. Next year should be truly outstanding for advancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation" added the Prime Minister of Georgia.
Head of Government expressed his gratitude to H.E. Toshio Kaitani, Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassador of Japan to Georgia, who is actively contributing to a greater approximation of the two friendly nations together with the embassy staff.
Prime Minister expressed hopes about further intensifying the fruitful cooperation of Georgia and Japan in the coming years with a shared effort for a peaceful and stable development of the two countries.
H. E. Toshio Kaitani, Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassador of Japan to Georgia spoke about friendship and shared values of Georgia and Japan.
"Japan continues to support Georgia from Asia-Pacific. We wish to congratulate you with democratic elections, along with the formation of new Government and Parliament in Georgia. We are delighted that relations of your country with the European Union are progressing well, especially towards visa-liberalisation, along with closer ties with NATO and other countries" noted the Ambassador.
On behalf of H.M. Emperor of Japan, His Excellency wished prosperity to the country and people of Georgia, along with closer friendship between the two nations.
Jubilee Reception was attended by officials of the executive and legislative authorities of Georgia, diplomatic corps, representatives of international community and civil society.
H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili congratulates the President of the United States of America, H.E. Mr. Barack H. Obama, on the occasion of his Jubilee:
It is my pleasure to extend to You my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of Your Jubilee.
I would like to emphasize that under Your leadership, the United States has witnessed advancement, welfare and favorable development in political, economic and cultural terms. I am pleased that nowadays, we are witnessing strong, democratic and prosperous country with its decent place on international arena. Considering our strategic partnership, I remain confident that with our joint efforts, the historically friendly ties and close cooperation between Georgia and the United States will be further enhanced and deepened for the mutual benefit of our two nations.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to extend my gratitude for the US support rendered to Georgia`s statehood, democratic development as well as unwavering stance of Georgia`s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the non-recognition policy of our occupied regions as well as for our European and Euro-Atlantic aspiration.
Your Excellency, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration along with my best wishes for happiness, health and greater success in all Your endeavors as well as peace and prosperity to the friendly American people”, - is stated in the official letter of the President of Georgia.