November 16, 2022

Georgian platoon returns from EU Central African training mission

A platoon of the National Guard of Georgia has returned from its six-month deployment in the European Union Training mission in the Central African Republic….

Brigadier General Roman Jokhadze and members of the National Guard welcomed the servicemembers on their arrival at the Tbilisi international airport late on Tuesday.

[T]he platoon provided convoys and escorts, as well as base security and motorised patrolling at the Mpoko military base in Bangui, the capital of the Republic, and was replaced by another Georgian unit in the mission.

The Georgian military contingent has been participating in the EU’s new military training mission in the Central African Republic since 2017.

Photograph: Georgian Ministry of Defense
November 16, 2022

EU accession process of Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova should be accompanied by bloc’s “unwavering support” – PM

The European Union accession process of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova should be accompanied by “unwavering support” from the bloc’s institutions, Georgian prime minister Irakli Garibashvili told Oliver Varhelyi, the European Union commissioner for neighbourhood and enlargement, in a face-to-face meeting in Tbilisi on Tuesday.

The government press office said in the meeting held before the joint press-conference of the two officials they had discussed the dynamics of Georgia’s implementation of 12-point conditions set by the EU in June for granting the country the membership candidate status, as well as the country’s “significant progress” on its EU path.


The officials also discussed security challenges sparked by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war – with Garibashvili describing Georgia as the EU’s “reliable partner” in the region – and the implementation process of the EU-Georgia association agreement, signed in 2014.

Following their joint press briefing, the officials were joined by representatives of foreign financial institutions from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the French Development Agency and the German Reconstruction Credit Bank to discuss funding of projects for Georgia’s economic integration with the bloc.