Visit by Brigadier General Irakli Tchitchinadze, Deputy Chief of Georgian Defence Forces

On 30th September the Deputy Chief of Georgian Defence Forces Brigadier General Irakli Tchitchinadze accompanied by COL Vakhtang Nasaridze, the First Deputy Head of Military Intelligence Department paid a visit to the Baltic Defence College.

The Georgian Delegation was welcomed by the Commandant Brigadier General Ilmar Tamm, the Deputy Commandant/ Chief of Staff Colonel Dietmar Hartung and the Dean, Dr hab. Col (ret) Zdzislaw Sliwa, and the Georgian students of the BALTDEFCOL.

During the visit, Brigadier General Tchitchinadze received a briefing introducing the College as regional Professional Military Education (PME) organisation and highlighted the role of BALTDEFCOL in the overall military education system. The briefing included an overview of the College mission, vision, its courses including NATO and ESDC certified courses, and academic activities. Since the establishment, 60 Georgian students have participated in our courses.

The brief was followed by sharing experiences in respect to military education, which is connected with the increasing PME capabilities in Georgia. Both parties agreed to enhance the cooperation by sharing experiences and personnel as well.

General Irakli Tchitchinadze delivered a lecture titled: Black Sea – South Caucasus Regional Security Overview to the students of the Joint Command and General Staff Course. The lecture provided a comprehensive overview of regional security and beyond allowing to grasp implications for the national security of Georgia.

During the questions session, he elaborated on the threat perception and complexity of challenges the nation is facing in its close neighbourhood from a political, military and economic point of view.



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