Georgian Prime Minister visits National Defence Academy

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has met with the students of Davit Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy today. Prime Minister congratulated the students on the religious holiday “Nikolozoba” and briefed them on the planned defence and security reforms. While addressing the audience, Mr. Ivanishvili talked on the importance of military education and priority directions.

Prime Minister underlined that the country should be defended by an educated army and spoke of the Georgian government`s plans to put new investments in a military education field. “One of the priorities of the new government is education. It is symbolic that today I have come here to you. In order to achieve success our society needs to be educated. Our people and society need decent protection which should be done by well-educated troops. We must build up a country and an army staffed by dignified and intelligent officers to be capable to prevent any possible threats posed to Georgia. The primary duty of a soldier is to serve to his homeland and defend its security”, stated Prime Minister while meeting with the Academy students.

Georgian Prime Minister visited the Academy in company of Defence Minister Irakli Alasania and Minister of Education and Science Giorgi Margvelashvili. They took a view of the infrastructure and students` living conditions. The visitors were guided by the Academy Commandant LTC Nikoloz Agladze.

“Among one of the priorities of MoD is the need of having educated and intellectually-minded armed forces. It is a very important fact the Prime Minister visited National Defence Academy. We have huge possibilities to give such kind of education to our students. The soldiers will be allowed to specialize not only in military capabilities, but they will be also able to obtain civil education”, said Irakli Alasania with media representatives.