The third stage of the project “Our Army” has launched. Within the project Defense Minister of Georgia Levan Izoria, Chief of Georgian Defense Forces, Brigadier General Vladimer Chachibaia, the representatives of Ministry fo Education, Science, Culture and Sport, as well as military servicemen met with the pupils of Tbilisi N 161 Public School.
Defense Minister emphasized the importance of the project. As Levan Izoria stated, the project is a part of common policy that aims to maximally inform the society about defence capability issue and engage it in the process. He highlighted Georgia’s NATO and EU integration process and outlined that while visiting the European countries, at the meetings in NATO HQ and Munich Security Conference foreign colleagues gave Georgian soldiers high evaluation.
At the event the military servicemen presented an introductory presentation on Georgian Defence Forces and gave the pupils information on military career. They also talked about the history of establishing Georgian army, its missions and tasks, ongoing reforms in defence sphere, military and compulsory military service, reserve and mobilization concept, military educational perspectives, NATO-Georgia relations, Georgian participation in international missions and multinational exercises.
The meeting continued in an interactive format. Later on Defense Minister met with the military engaged in the project and handed them over the Certificates of Appreciation.
Defense Ministry conducts the project together with the Ministry of Educational, Science, Culture and Sport.
The project was held in two stages throughout Georgia in 2018. During the third stage of “Our Army”, the military will visit up to 300 schools in 9 regions of Georgia (Adjara, Guria, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Imereti, Shida Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Tbilisi, Kakheti) from February 18 including March 28.
“Our Army” aims to strengthen patriotic spirit within juveniles and inform them about Georgian Army.