Defence Minister and Chief of GS Attended National Security Council Meeting
4 December 2015

Minister of Defence of Georgia Tinatin Khidasheli and Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze attended the National Security Council meeting convened by the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili at the Presidential Palace. Georgia’s defence and security issues were discussed at the meeting.

According to Defence Minister, approval of defence plans is on the top of agenda after the development of the Threat Assessment Document by the Crisis Management Council. Most of the plans presented at the council meeting were endorsed during the meeting and the sides agreed that some concrete defence plans would be sent to the President of Georgia for final approval.

“Our country faces many threats and even more challenges – the situation is quickly changing and dynamic. This discussion is an ongoing process and changes should be made constantly considering the existing situation in the region and on the continent. It is very important that we have already moved forward in this process – concrete plans have been endorsed and I am sure that the President will sign and approves theses document that will serve as action plans for the Georgian Army and Defence Ministry,” Tinatin Khidasheli said.

She briefed the National Security Council members about Georgia’s integration in NATO but making decisions about this issue was postponed for the next meeting. “I’ve briefed the members about NATO and at the next meeting we’ll agree on our strategy from now to Warsaw Summit and coordinate our activities to achieve our goal,” Defence Minister added.

Chairman of the Georgian Parliament David Usupashvili, Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili, Chief of State Security Service Vakhtang Gomelauri, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Security Irakli Sesiashvili and Secretary of the National Security Council Irina Imerlishvili attended the meeting.

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