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.
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.