Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.10
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Chief of General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces, Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze has returned from the trip to the US.
Kapanadze told reporters that he has no intentions to resign, adding that he will work with Georgia's new defense minister.
"The task of Georgian armed forces is to ensure the country's security. Only the supreme commander may dismiss me from this post. We have a lot of plans and much work to do," he said.
Kapanadze added that he intends to have a fruitful collaboration with the country's new defense minister. "We should coordinate our efforts to implement the country's tasks in this difficult military political situation."
Following the meeting of the political council of the Georgian Dream bloc on Nov.4, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the dismissal of Defense Minister Irakli Alasania. Alasania's friend and colleague, the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili resigned as well.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze resigned on Nov.5.
Edited by CN