MoU concluded on the implementation of GDRP

Published in military
Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:01

With regard to the implementation of Georgia Defence Readiness Programme (GDRP), Defence Ministry of Georgia and the United States European Command (EUCOM) concluded Memorandum of Understanding. Minister of Defence Levan Izoria and Director of Strategy and Policy for U.S. European Command Maj. Gen. David W. Allvin signed the MoU.

Minister Levan Izoria thanked the U.S.official for a vigorous cooperation with and support of Georgia and stressed the significance of the GDRP for the Armed Forces of Georgia.

According to Minister, the MoU envisages strengthening territorial defence capabilities of Georgia, especially in a military training area:  “In cooperation with our U.S. partners, we plan to staff, equip and train 9 Georgian battalions to enhance the national defence capabilities and security of the country.

GDRP is being implemented within the Framework Agreement on Security singed between Ministry of Defence of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Defence for 2016-2019.

Prior to signing the Memorandum, Minister hosted Major General David Allvin personally. Chief of the General Staff of the GAF Major General Vladimer Chachibaia, First Deputy Minister of Defence Lela Chikovani, First Deputy Chief of the GS COL Nikoloz Janjgava as well as the Sergeant Major of the GAF Koba Tsirekidze attended the meeting.

HWPL, Al Jazeera Ink MoU to Promote World Peace, Cessation of War

Published in World
Friday, 07 October 2016 10:20

The Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and the Al Jazeera Media Network signed, on September 18 in Seoul, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote world peace and cessation of war. Signed by HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee, Director of Aljazeera Center of Public Liberties and Human Rights (PL&HR), Sami Elhag, and senior producer of Al Jazeera Center of PL&HR Mohamed Eltayeb Elkhidir on the sidelines of the 2nd Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions' Peace(WARP) Summit, the agreement provides for pooling efforts of the two organizations to lead the peace movements through spreading a culture of peace and peace education to all people, notably women, youth, and religious leaders.
By virtue of this document, HWPL's peace activities will be broadcast in English, Arabic, Turkish, etc. to audiences in over 140 countries, and special documentaries about HWPL will be made. In addition, ways to protect journalists' rights, one of the Aljazeera's initiatives, will be discussed.
During the signing ceremony, Mr. Elhag and Mr. Lee emphasized the role of global networks to promote world peace and the important role of youth in this endeavor. For his part, Mr. Lee also expressed his appreciation with the cooperation and help of A Jazeera.

NATO one step closer to multinational acquisition of Precision Guided Munitions

Published in World
Thursday, 11 February 2016 15:40
Today eight Allies:Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Danish-led Smart Defence project on the multinational provision of air-to-ground precision-guided munitions (PGMs). The project was originally launched by Denmark in the margins of the NATO Wales Summit through the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) by defence ministers from six NATO member countries (Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Portugal and Spain). Membership expanded last year with Belgium and the Netherlands joining the LOI. With the MOU signing Allies have now institutionalized their cooperation framework. This will enable the participating Allies to address all aspects of their air-to-ground precision-guided munitions (PGM) requirements through multinational cooperation. This will include the procurement and management of munitions inventories.

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