Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Tbilisi From 2016 Georgian Armed Forces may transfer completely to the contract-based service, Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania told journalists in Tbilisi on Tuesday, January 8.
"We plan to make within the forthcoming four years contract-based service in the Georgian Army. During this period of time we will reduce stage by stage both number of servicemen and terms of compulsory military service", the minister noted.
According to Alasania, it is planned at the fist stage to reduce terms f compulsory military service in the army from 15 to 12 months. The minister promised to present a corresponding bill on the army reform by the end of January.