National Security Council Meeting is Held and Led by the Prime Minister of Georgia23 June 2021
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, led a meeting of the National Security Meeting today.
Challenges faced by the country and processes developing in the region have been reviewed at the meeting. Participants discussed issues related to the occupied territories of Georgia and implementation of reforms in the security of critical infrastructure.
Draft general legal framework developed by the Office of the National Security Council on the protection of critical infrastructure, which has passed a stage of professional scrutiny, is being agreed with sector-specific institutions. Problems encountered in the occupied territories of Georgia were reviewed at the meeting of the National Security Council, including the illegal seizure of territories and unlawful detention of citizens of Georgia. Council members discussed the steps already taken as well as currently pursued towards liberating the unlawfully detained individuals, including Zaza Gakheladze. Each institution of the country continues to work actively towards this end.
Council has also discussed the topic of updating a Concept Paper on National Security. Document developed by the Office of the National Security Council has been communicated as a first draft to sector-specific institutions and agreement is being solicited. As a result, it will be submitted to the Parliament of Georgia during the Autumn Session this year.
In parallel, work is in progress on the updates of a Security Assessment Document of Georgia.
National Strategy and Action Plan on Cyber Security have been discussed for endorsement at the National Security Council meeting as well. Within the scope of an Inter-Agency Work Group, a document is being finalized and will be presented to the Government of Georgia for approval in the first half of July. Council members discussed the endorsement of a Strategy for Fighting Against Organized Crime. Final draft of the document is already developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and will be discussed at a Commission established at the National Security Council on July 1, as a result of which it will be presented to the Government of Georgia for approval.
Meeting of the National Security Council led by the Prime Minister of Georgia today was attended by Vakhtang Gomelauri, Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia and Council Secretary along with the permanent members: Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defense of Georgia; Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia; Grigol Liluashvili, Head of State Security Service of Georgia; Shalva Lomidze, Head of Intelligence Service; Giorgi Matiashvili, Commander of the Defense Forces. Following officials were also invited to the Council Meeting today: Thea Akhvlediani, State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation of Civic Equality; Lasha Darsalia, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Gela Giorgadze, Adviser to the President of Georgia on Defense and Security.