Georgia's defence priorities for 2019 unveiled by minister Izoria

Georgia’s defence minister unveiled initiatives and programmes for 2019 in Tbilisi in Monday. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Georgia press office., 28 Jan 2019 - 20:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

Increased salaries and new apartments for service members, improved combat capability and new focus on cybersecurity will be the focus of the Georgian armed forces in 2019 and beyond, the country’s Minister of Defence Levan Izoria revealed on Monday.

As part of this year’s defence projects and reforms, over 7,500 service members will benefit from a pay increase, the minister told the media in a briefing in Tbilisi.

The change will affect personnel of the Georgia Defence Readiness Programme (GDRP) and those serving in “other units”, the head of the defence institution noted.