Tina Khidasheli

Tina Khidasheli
Defense Minister of Georgia
 

Does Georgia need military draft?

Does Georgia need military draft?

Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria said that the ministry examines the issue of compulsory recruitment, yet no decision had been adopted so far. "This question is being discussed. You will be the first to know …

 Georgia’s Defense Minister resigns

Georgia’s Defense Minister resigns

Georgia’s Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli and the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality Affairs Paata Zakareishvili have officially resigned today.  Deputy Defense Minister …

Kvirikashvili signs Khidasheli#039s resignation

Kvirikashvili signs Khidasheli's resignation

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili has signed Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli's request for resignation. "Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili granted Defense Minister …

Defense Minister addresses PM with request of dismissal

Defense Minister addresses PM with request of dismissal

As Georgia’s Defense Ministry has informed IPN Minister Tina Khidasheli has addressed the PM requesting her dismissal.  According to the ministry, Khidasheli will leave the post on August 1, Interpressnews …

Georgian Defense Minister to resign

Georgian Defense Minister to resign

Georgia's Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and State Minister for Reconciliation Paata Zakareishvili will be resigning in the upcoming days in order to take part in the country's parliamentary …

Georgia bids farewell to national navy

Georgia bids farewell to national navy

Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli announced Georgia's inability to restore the navy of the country in the foreseeable future due to the lack of money for the purpose.  According to Khidasheli, …

Georgian Deputy Defense Minister Ana Dolidze resigns

Georgian Deputy Defense Minister Ana Dolidze resigns

Georgian Deputy Defense Minister Ana Dolidze has resigned.  Reports say she will continue working at the Presidential Administration. The Defense Ministry has not made any comments yet. Ana …

Khidasheli: Brexit won#039t affect our relations with NATO and EU

Khidasheli: Brexit won't affect our relations with NATO and EU

Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli believes that the processes in the EU, including Brexit, won't affect the relations between Tbilisi and NATO and the liberalization of visa regime with the EU. "As far …

Georgia abolishes compulsory military conscription

Georgia abolishes compulsory military conscription

Georgia has canceled the compulsory conscription. Corresponding decree was signed today by the Minister of Defense of Georgia Tina Khidasheli. "Right here, before you, I sign the decree on abolition of …

NATO and the EU Desert Georgia

NATO and the EU Desert Georgia

Why does Brussels ignore Tbilisi?

Georgia is symbolically on NATO#039s side in Black Sea

Georgia is symbolically on NATO's side in Black Sea

The military-political alliance plans to create its group near Russia's sea borders

Khidasheli comments on non-participation of Georgian soldiers in Anaconda-2016 exercises

Khidasheli comments on non-participation of Georgian soldiers in "Anaconda-2016" exercises

Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli commented on the situation around the non-participation of the republic in NATO exercise "Anaconda-2016" in Poland. "Of course, I'm always ready for any …

Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Defense Minister, Tina Khidasheli, is visiting Georgian troops serving in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, Civil Georgia reports. …

Tina Khidasheli: Noble Partner exercises bring Georgia closer to NATO

Tina Khidasheli: Noble Partner exercises bring Georgia closer to NATO

The US-Georgian military exercises Noble Partner 2016 concluded at the Vaziani airport near Tbilisi. "Every military exercise like this one is a guarantee that the Georgian Armed Forces are becoming closer to NATO but the military …

Khidasheli: Georgia stands for peace in Karabakh

Khidasheli: Georgia stands for peace in Karabakh

The head of the Georgia’s Defense Ministry, Tina Khidasheli, stated during the trilateral meeting of defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in Gabala that Tbilisi supports …

Zakir Hasanov: Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully

Zakir Hasanov: Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh must be resolved peacefully, on the basis of international norms and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said today at the fourth trilateral meeting of defense …

Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia to hold joint military drills

Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia to hold joint military drills

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia will hold joint military drills, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said Sunday, Sputnik reports. The defense ministers of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan met in Gabala, …

Trilateral meeting of Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish defense ministers starts

Trilateral meeting of Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish defense ministers starts

The fourth trilateral meeting of Defense Ministers Zakir Hasanov of Azerbaijan, Tinatin Khidasheli of Georgia and Ismet Yilmaz of Turkey kicked off in the Azerbaijani city of Gabala on …

Defense Ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia to meet in Gabala

Defense Ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia to meet in Gabala

The Defense Ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia, Zakir Hasanov, Ismet Yilmaz and Tina Khidasheli, will meet in Gabala on May 14. According to the military department of …

United States start military drills in Georgia

United States start military drills in Georgia

The war games called Exercise Noble Partner 2016 begin at Georgia’s Vaziani Air Base near Tbilisi. The drills are aimed at enhancing US and Georgian soldiers interoperability. "After speaches of officials, demonstration …

Khidasheli spoke about goals and objectives of Noble Partner 2016

Khidasheli spoke about goals and objectives of Noble Partner 2016

The war games called Exercise Noble Partner 2016 will be conducted on May 11-26 at Georgia’s Vaziani Air Base, 12 miles from Tbilisi, Sputnik reports. They are aimed at improving the mutual compatibility of soldiers …

Defense Minister of Georgia denies Bidzina Ivanishvili’s involvement in arms trafficking

Defense Minister of Georgia denies Bidzina Ivanishvili’s involvement in arms trafficking

According to Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli, statements that the founder of the ruling coalition Georgian Dream, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, is involved in …

Georgia cancels conscription

Georgia cancels conscription

Next year the Army of Georgia will be based on a professional basis: the conscription will be canceled and the service will become voluntary, Minister of Defense Tina Khidasheli said. …

Khidasheli: Georgia supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

Khidasheli: Georgia supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

Georgia has always supported and supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli said in a telephone conversation with her Azerbaijani colleague Zakir Hasanov. The defense …

 Georgian #039Republicans#039 to participate in elections as independent party

Georgian 'Republicans' to participate in elections as independent party

One of the largest political organizations of Georgia, the Republican Party, which is part of the Georgian Dream coalition party, will participate in the parliamentary elections in autumn independently. "The Republican Party of …

Khidasheli denies rumors about her resignation

Khidasheli denies rumors about her resignation

Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli said that she has no plans to resign. "The Defense Ministry has no plans to change the minister," she said. In addition, media reported that a …

 Philip Breedlove to hold talks in Georgia

Philip Breedlove to hold talks in Georgia

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, will visit Georgia on March 22-23, the US Embassy in Georgia said. Philip Breedlove will meet with the Georgian President …

Why is the issue of cancelling Russian visas for Georgian citizens off the agenda?

Why is the issue of cancelling Russian visas for Georgian citizens off the agenda?

Moscow urges Tbilisi “to check the brakes.” “We are trying to restore our relations with Georgia, but our patience is not unlimited,” Grigory Karasin warns

Stir in Georgia around Abashidze-Karasin format

Stir in Georgia around Abashidze-Karasin format

Today President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili made a statement about the necessity to clarify the format of the Karasin-Abashidze dialogue and the formal issuance of it beyond the scopes of political issues. He did …

Islamic prayer house established at Georgian military base

Islamic prayer house established at Georgian military base

Similar prayer houses will soon appear at all military bases, Tina Khidasheli promises