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Security Council meeting held without Prime Minister

By Messenger Staff
Friday, September 25
The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, held a National Security Council meeting on September 23, where key-issues for the state security had been discussed.

It has been provided after the meeting that Georgia will not increase the capacity of its armed forces for 2016.

The Council also touched on two other issues: military infrastructure development issues and 2015-2018 assessment of security threats for Georgia.

“The meeting lasted long and we discussed the security threats in details. The President’s Security Council elaborates the document Threat Assessment Document of Georgia, that should cover three year period-2015-2018 and then the document will be sent to the Government to be confirmed,” the Council Secretary Irine Imerlishvili said.

The document is confidential and since the Government approves it, it is sent to the legislative body for final confirmation.

Parliament Speaker of Georgia David Usupashvili, who attended the meeting, said that the gathering was very important.

He stressed that it would be better if the Prime Minister also participate in it.

President Giorgi Margvelashvili said that the Security Council meetings were of utmost importance and spoke about the necessity of increasing the number of the Council meeting participants.

The National Security Council is an advisory body to the President of Georgia and is empowered to consider issues determined by the Organic Law on National Security Council of Georgia to draft highest political decisions.

Statutory Members of the NSC meetings are:
• The Prime Minister;
• Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia;
• Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;
• Minister of Defence of Georgia;
• Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia;
• Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament of Georgia;

Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia;