Georgia became the fourth country, which is not a member of the Commonwealth, but joined the rapid response forces of NATO, While the country wants to participate in future international peacekeeping missions, said Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
"We will be the fourth country, not a member of NATO rapid reaction forces of NATO, indicating a high level of correlated actions of the Georgian military might with the North Atlantic Alliance ", ? quotes the words of Garibashvili RIA " Novosti ".
The Georgian Prime Minister said that At this point in time the reserve response forces are 130 Georgian military. In addition, Georgia has engaged in operations for crisis management under the leadership of the EU. In 2014 the Georgian military contingent has participated in the EU operation in the Central African Republic (CAR)." After France, We made a maximum contribution to mission in the Central African Republic, whose aim was to support regional And international efforts to restore stability in the country And support the political transition process. This year Georgia participates in EU missions in the Central African Republic, Mali And Ukraine ", - has noticed the head of the government of the country. Garibashvili also drew attention that the Georgian side is going to participate in the UN peacekeeping mission." Georgia once again confirms that it supports stability And peace in the world? We pledge our full support to the current agenda And will continue our long tradition of ? to contribute to inter-state peacekeeping forces, - has said.? We are proud to continue to fulfill the obligations. Georgian soldiers will always be standing very close with his colleagues wherever our presence is necessary ". Additionally, Garibashvili is now one week in new York, he participated in the UN General Assembly And holds meetings with high officials. In new York fifteen September opened the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. As said UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, jubilee session of the General Assembly should focus on " compassion, prevention And, most importantly, real action." Remember, according to Georgian media reports, almost 80% of the military budget of Georgia is spent on salaries of soldiers And civil employees of the Ministry of defence, premiums, travel costs And social conditions. At the same time on combat training of the army And the repair of equipment, purchase of modern weapons remains quite a bit of the military budget of 600 million lari ($250 million). The other day the security Council of Georgia decided to save in 2016 year the number of armed forces of Georgia in the amount of 37 thousand Soldiers.