About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:58 - 20 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgian Battalion Departs for Afghanistan
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Apr.'10 / 17:58

Georgia sent 31st infantry battalion to Afghanistan on April 7 to serve alongside with the U.S. marines in the province of Helmand, the Georgian Ministry of Defense said.

A departure ceremony for 750 Georgian soldiers was held in the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi, attended by Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia and other senior defense officials, as well as by U.S. ambassador in Georgia, John Bass; Lt. Gen. Richard F. Natonski, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and Brig. Gen. Paul W. Brier, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe.

Before the departure, the 31st battalion underwent a six-month training course led by the U.S. marines. 

Deployment of 31st infantry battalion will mark increase of number of Georgian troops in Afghanistan up to 950, making Georgia the largest per capita contributor to the Afghan operation. Georgia sent 175 soldiers to Afghanistan to serve under the French command last November.

Latest News
20 Apr.'18 16:58
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The report assesses security and human rights situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
20 Apr.'18 14:32
Parliament Adopts Changes to Party Funding Rules
The legislation enables the Industrialist party to receive the annual budgetary funding worth over GEL 600,000.
20 Apr.'18 10:20
EU: ‘Deep Concern’ over Human Rights Situation in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
The EU Delegation to CoE issued a statement in response to the Secretary General’s report on Georgia.
19 Apr.'18 17:29
Majority Group Meeting over Internal Dispute Postponed
The ruling Georgian Dream party lawmakers will convene for a meeting tentatively on April 21.
19 Apr.'18 14:55
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Q1’18
Georgia’s trade turnover increased by 23.3% y/y in January-March 2018, reaching USD 2.8 billion.
19 Apr.'18 11:51
PM Appoints New Parliamentary Secretary
Natia Mikeladze replaced Shalva Tadumadze, who was appointed as new government administration head.
19 Apr.'18 10:23
Georgian Detained Near Tskhinvali Released
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.
18 Apr.'18 18:56
Ruling Party MPs to Convene over Internal Dispute
The Georgian Dream’s majority group in the Parliament will hold a meeting tomorrow evening.
18 Apr.'18 15:23
Political Row Continues over Controversial Presidential Pardoning Practices
Giorgi Margvelashvili accuses the ruling and the opposition parties of a concerted campaign against him.
18 Apr.'18 13:11
Activists Protest Detention of Georgian, Threaten to Block Passage to Cars with Russian Registration
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
92