In Borjomi Municipality, the fire localization and liquidation were in progress throughout the night with increased forces
In Borjomi Municipality, the fire localization and liquidation were in progress throughout the night with increased forces. Currently, liquidated and localized fire sources exceed the number of active fire zones.
SPECIALIZED FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY ARE INVOLVED IN FIRE EXTINGUISHING WORKS IN BORJOMIWednesday, 24 August 2022 11:56
In Borjomi Municipality, the fire localization and liquidation works continued throughout the night. Employees of various departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, as well as the relevant services of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, actively participate in fire extinguishing process. Border police helicopters resumed their work in the morning.
In wounded warrior care, access to skilled professionals is as important as modern facilities and equipment. Throughout our 30-year cooperation, the U.S. mission has been helping with both. The 2,000 square meter Maro Makashvili Rehabilitation Center _ constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers _ continues to provide all necessary spaces, equipment, and services as we continue to support the center in expanding its capacity. The U.S. Mission was honored to host subject matter experts from the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Europe and Africa Office of the Command Surgeon, Defense Health Engagement, and Landstuhl Regional Medical Traumatic Brain Injury Program to work with Georgian Ministry of Defense and Rehabilitation Center representatives on finding the best ways for warriors to recover.
As part of the United States’ commitment to strengthening the Georgian Defense Forces (GDF), Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Commanding General, made an official visit to Tbilisi. Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze welcomed Gen. Cavoli March 15-17 and reaffirmed the shared commitment to security cooperation.
The visit provided an opportunity for Gen. Cavoli and Minister Burchuladze to discuss regional security challenges, mutual security cooperation initiatives and perspectives of future cooperation. Joint training and exercises were highlighted, including plans for upcoming multinational exercise Agile Spirit, which is scheduled to be held in the summer of 2021 in Georgia.
Gen. Cavoli also met with Georgian Chief of Defense Major General Giorgi Matiashvili and discussed the successful progress of the GDF within the Georgia Defense Readiness Program (GDRP), which focuses on enhancing Georgia’s ability to staff, equip and train its forces, as well as post-GDRP security cooperation priorities. Gen. Cavoli praised the growing leadership role and enhanced capabilities of the Georgians in the U.S. - Georgia military relationship.
In addition, Gen. Cavoli visited the Vaziani training area where the GDRP –Training (GDRP-T) team focuses specifically on enhancing Georgia’s ability to train its forces. The Georgian Defense Forces maintain a high-level of training for its international missions and the GDRP-T mission enhances Georgia’s interoperability and strengthens the country’s territorial defense capabilities. U.S. and Georgian forces are proud to serve side-by-side in the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and around the world.
Press Service of the MOD
The National Security Council meeting was held at the Presidential Administration with the invitation of the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili. The discussion at the meeting was focused on determining Georgia’s military forces for 2017 and the upcoming reforms planned by the Ministry of Defense.
As the Secretary of the National Security Council, Mrs. Irine Imerlishvili emphasized, Georgia’s Armed Forces is comprised of thirty-seven thousand soldiers.
“The number of the personnel of the military forces is approved annually by the National Security Council. The final result should be approved by no less than two-thirds of the members of the National Security Council. The two permanent members - Mr. Davit Usupashvili and Mr. Tedo Japaridze could not attend this meeting due to their absence in Georgia. All other members have participated in the meeting and unanimously supported the decision made by the tCouncil. Georgian Military Force includes thirty-seven thousand soldiers, excluding the reserve. This document along with the draft budget will be sent to the Parliament”, - stated Mrs. Imerlishvili.
The second important issue discussed at the meeting was the planned reforms that should be implemented by the Ministry of Defense. The Minister of Defense has informed the members of the National Security Council about these upcoming reforms.
“The details of these reforms will be discussed with the non-governmental organizations, as well as, with the interested persons and experts in the area of defense and security”, - stated Mrs. Imerlishvili.
The Minister of Defense, Mr. Levan Izoria, and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, the Major General Mr. Vakhtang Kapanadze, have made reports on the above mentioned issues.