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Irakli Alasania intends to cut down army2012-10-19 17:34
According to the leader of the party "Our Georgia - Free Democrats" Irakli Alasania, submitted for the post of Defense Minister in the new Georgian Cabinet, in the future he intends to reduce the numerical structure of the army and make it more mobile and efficient, the RIA Novosti reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Now our army includes over 30,000 soldiers. I already have a plan on how we can change it, but first I have to submit the plan of the future Prime Minister", he said, noting that he was not going create "offensive military force".
According to Alasania, the danger for Georgia is terrorism and extremism, and the response of armed forces to these threats must "very fast and mobile". Alasania also expressed the need to increase the transparency of the activities of the Ministry of Defense and to strengthen civil and parliamentary control over the security forces.
"Everyone should understand that this is the obligation of the country, this is Georgia's contribution to the international security", Irakli Alasania stated.
He made such a statement on October 17 in the village of Tkhilnari, Khelvachauri District of Georgia, where the body of the deceased in Afghanistan Corporal Mindy Abashidze was delivered. Future Defense Minister presented his condolences to the family of the deceased. The funeral of the soldier must be held on October 18. Alasania called Mindy Abashidze hero and said that he defended in Afghanistan honor and security of Georgia and the world.