About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 19:38 - 24 Apr.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Ivanishvili: Georgia Should Remain Committed to ISAF
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 5 Jan.'13 / 15:25

Georgia should continue its participation in the NATO-led operations in Afghanistan, PM Bidzina Ivanishvili said on Saturday.

He made the remarks while speaking with journalists after attending a funeral service for Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze, who went missing in the Helmand province last month and whose body was found on December 29. Defense Minister Irakli Alasania, as well as U.S. ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland, also attended the funeral in Rustavi.

“Of course the fact that a Georgian soldier dies in Afghanistan triggers questions, but I want to explain it again to the society that our troops’ contribution to global security is of course a source of pride for our country and not only we can’t say no to it, but we should further strengthen our role in this process in the future, because it is important for our country’s international image. But we should spare no efforts in order to minimize casualties as much as possible,” Ivanishvili said.

Georgia has lost total of nineteen soldiers in Afghanistan since joining ISAF mission in November, 2009, eight of them in 2012.

Georgia has almost doubled its contribution to NATO-led operations in Afghanistan in October to over 1,560 soldiers, becoming the largest non-NATO contributor to the ISAF operation.

Latest News
24 Apr.'14 19:38
Amnesty International Calls on Georgian Authorities Not to Water Down Anti-Discrimination Bill
The human rights group called for a bill that will be “effective tool to combat discrimination.”
24 Apr.'14 18:03
Georgia's Foreign Trade in Q1'14
Georgia’s foreign trade increased 18% year-to-year in the first three months of 2014 to USD 2.52 bln.
24 Apr.'14 17:30
Israeli Interior Minister Visits Georgia
Gideon Sa'ar met his Georgian counterpart and PM Garibashvili in Tbilisi on April 24.
24 Apr.'14 14:35
Georgian President in Prague for EaP Anniversary
Margvelashvili participates in high-level meeting marking 5th anniversary of Eastern Partnership.
24 Apr.'14 13:42
French, German FMs Hold Talks with Georgian Leadership in Tbilisi
Fabius and Steinmeier arrived in Tbilisi after visiting Moldova.
23 Apr.'14 18:54
Georgian, Greek FMs Meet in Athens
Bilateral ties, Georgia’s EU, NATO integration, as well as Ukraine discussed.
23 Apr.'14 17:43
French, German FMs to Visit Tbilisi
The visit is part of their joint trip, which also includes Moldova and Tunisia on April 23-25.
23 Apr.'14 17:40
PM Rules Out Cabinet Reshuffle
These rumors are spread by UNM to instill “sense of instability”, PM Garibashvili said.
22 Apr.'14 23:49
Ex-Defense Minister Okruashvili Barred from Running for Gori Mayor
CEC said Okruashvili, who returned to Georgia less than 2 years ago, fails to meet residency requirement.
22 Apr.'14 22:52
Iranian President Meets Georgian Diplomat, Raises Rail Link with Georgia via Azerbaijan
The entire region will benefit from this railway link, President Rouhani said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
57