National Security Council Discusses the Planned Reforms by the Ministry of Defense
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.