Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 1
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia's Defense Minister Mindia Janelidze introduced Dec. 1 his new deputies to the defense ministry's civilian office and the leadership of the Georgian armed forces' general staff.
Gocha Ratiani will serve as the first deputy defense minister of Georgia.
His activities will focus on the implementation of reforms in the ministry, which imply an increase in the civilian control over the armed forces of Georgia.
Since 2012, Ratiani has held various positions at the Interior Ministry. Between 2008 and 2011, he worked as the head of the Information and Analytical Center of Georgia's Intelligence Department.
Levan Girsiashvili will also serve as the deputy defense minister. He will coordinate the integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures, as well as the international relations.
Since 2014, Girsiashvili has worked as the director of the External Threats Department of the Georgian State Security and Crisis Management Council as well as at the Department of Intelligence of Georgia.
Edited by CN