Georgia may limit interior ministry’s powers
Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 10
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili proposed to create a special commission in the country to separate out the security component from the Internal Affairs Ministry.
Garibashvili said Dec. 10 at a press briefing that the commission will include representatives of the public, the government, parliament and non-governmental organizations of Georgia.
"The commission's work will be absolutely transparent," Garibashvili said. "It is this commission that will suggest the form of separating out the security component from the Interior Ministry, as prior to elections we promised to split the Interior Ministry into the police and security forces."
PM Garibashvili said he sees the country's future security service as an agency, but it is only a preliminary groundwork.
"All the decisions will be taken on the basis of a broad public consensus," the prime minister said.
Edited by SI