National Security Council

Smiling faces, little substance after security council session

By | October 29th, 2014|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

President Giorgi Margvelashvili (left) and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili shaking hands Tuesday. (Photo published on Facebook by the president’s office.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s president and prime minister laid their differences to rest on Tuesday and put on big smiles for a session of the National Security Council. The session was called by President Giorgi Margvelashvili to come up with ideas for how to respond […]

Georgian PM to attend security council meeting

By | October 28th, 2014|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , , |

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian prime minister unexpectedly announced that he will attend a meeting today of the National Security Council, which was called by the president to respond to a proposed new pact between Russia and breakaway Abkhazia. Despite […]

Close Saakashvili ally questioned about embezzlement

By | April 5th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Giga Bokeria claims he was called in for questioning for political reasons. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prosecutors in Georgia Friday questioned the former secretary of the country’s Security Council in an embezzlement case. Walking out after five hours inside the Prosecutor’s Office, Giga Bokeria said the interrogation was conducted in a peaceful […]

Georgia creates an additional security council

By | January 25th, 2014|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , , |

Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has created a consulting group named the Security Council that will work on issues concerning Georgia’s internal and external safety. The council has almost the same duties and responsibilities as the National […]

Georgian Security Council secretary resigns, as promised

By | November 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Giga Bokeria has resigned as Secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council, Giga Bokeria, has resigned a few days before the inauguration of the new president. Bokeria’s letter of resignation is dated November 15 and addressed to the president’s administration, which says […]

Irina Imerlishvili new Security Council secretary

By | November 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Irina Imerlishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Irina Imerlishvili, a member of parliament from the Georgian Dream coalition, will be new secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council. She confirmed to journalists that she has received such an offer and accepted, which means that as soon as […]

Margvelashvili has decided on new Security Council secretary

By | October 28th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Giorgi Margvelashvili has picked the person who will be new secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council. At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, he avoided naming who the new secretary is, but said he has his own […]

Security Council secretary to resign if Ivanishvili bloc wins presidency

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Giga Bokeria. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Giga Bokeria, Secretary of the Security Council, says he will leave the post if Georgian Dream candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the presidential election. Margvelashvili on Wednesday told journalists that in case of a Georgian Dream victory […]

Georgia Security Council deputy resigns

By | October 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Batu Kutelia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The deputy secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council, a former ambassador of Georgia to the United States, has resigned. Batu Kutelia did not comment about his resignation, but Tamar Kintsurashvili, the second deputy secretary of the Security […]

Ivanishvili turns down request for Security Council session

By | October 9th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Georgia’s National Security Council. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s prime minister has refused to participate in a session of the country’s National Security Council. In a written statement the PM and the speaker of parliament write that they believe attending the session will be like ‘participation […]

Georgia reduces power of National Security Council

By | October 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Giga Bokeria. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s governing coalition may reduce the powers of the National Security Council and the council secretary to bring legislation in line with the constitution. Constitutional amendments which were passed by the National Movement party when it was […]

Georgia’s Security Council to meet to discuss video threat

By | June 10th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has called Georgia’s National Security Council together for another session in the beginning of this week to discuss a video threat uploaded on Youtube. The video contains threats against Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan […]

Saakashvili rallies people to resist Russia

By | June 6th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili Wednesday described the moving and fortifying of a de facto border between Georgian- and Russian-controlled territory in place since the war in 2008, as a call for everybody to resist Russian occupation. “This session […]

Saakashvili calls Security Council session to discuss border issue

By | June 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has called for an unscheduled session of Georgia’s National Security Council today at 4 pm. Prime Minister Ivanishvili and several ministers who are abroad will not attend the meeting, but some government officials […]

Security Council spent money on lobbyists, Ivanishvili claims

By | December 25th, 2012|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Secretary of the Security Council and the Prime Minister disagree about the expenses and financing for the National Security Council of Georgia. The issue surfaced when the 2013 budget was presented to parliament, showing that the […]