About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:05 - 27 Mar.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili Visits Georgian Troops in Afghanistan
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 31 Dec.'12 / 22:57

President Saakashvili arrived in the Heldmand province of Afghanistan on December 31 to spend the New Year’s Eve with the Georgian troops serving there.

In his address to the troops, small portion of which was posted on the President’s official YouTube channel late on Monday, Saakashvili told Georgian soldiers, serving in Afghanistan, that their “mission was of historic importance” and that he was there accompanied by a group of Georgian lawmakers.

President’s administration announced about Saakashvili’s intention to visit Georgian troops in the Helmand province on December 25.

Saakashvili first traveled to Afghanistan to meet Georgian troops there in February, 2012.
Georgia has lost total of nineteen soldiers in Afghanistan since joining ISAF mission in November, 2009, eight of them this year.

During his address Saakashvili also said that he would initiate a draft law envisaging additional social benefits in a form of pension for the soldiers, who served in Afghanistan, and their families; details were not clear.

The initiative comes after the Ministry of Defense announced on December 26 that Georgian soldiers serving in Afghanistan would get pay raise starting from January, 2013.

Latest News
27 Mar.'15 17:05
Georgia Appoints New Envoy to NATO
Alexander Maisuradze has replaced Levan Dolidze as Georgia’s ambassador to NATO.
27 Mar.'15 16:29
EU’s ENP Progress Report on Georgia
Georgia made “some progress” with “achievements notably” in human rights, report says.
26 Mar.'15 23:40
At Press Conference PM Slams Media
“Information about deeds done by the government is not properly delivered to the public,” he said.
26 Mar.'15 16:12
PM Says Too Preoccupied with Domestic Affairs to Visit Ukraine Now
“I am preoccupied with domestic affairs and I maximally try to avoid foreign visits,” he said.
26 Mar.'15 13:49
PM Downplays GD Coalition Member’s ‘Unacceptable’ Anti-Western Rhetoric
MP Topadze’s remarks are “unacceptable”, but “there is nothing tragic or special” about it, he said.
25 Mar.'15 23:54
C.Bank Keeps Key Rate at 4.5%
External factors continue to have negative affect on Georgian economy, central bank said.
25 Mar.'15 17:14
Political Ratings and Public Attitudes in IRI-commissioned Poll
55% of respondents think Georgia is moving in the wrong direction.
24 Mar.'15 18:05
Parliament Speaker of Norway Visits Georgia
“The only good answer to the Russian aggression… is to build true democracy,” he said.
23 Mar.'15 23:58
New Supreme Court Chair Takes Office
“Today we are taking another firm step to establish fair judiciary,” President Margvelashvili said.
23 Mar.'15 17:13
FD not to Join UNM’s Calls for Launch of No-Confidence Vote Against Govt
“We will not support their [UNM’s] initiative in this particular case,” leader of FD Irakli Alasania said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
15