Giorgi Mgebrishvili appointed new Interior Minister of Georgia

Giorgi Mgebrishvili appointed new Interior Minister of Georgia

Today newly appointed Georgian Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili named the main priorities of his activities as the head of this department.

"We will conduct a detailed analysis of the situation existing in the system, and then we will talk about priorities, and the highest priority will be the maximum preservation of a safe environment for our citizens," Sputnik Georgia cited him as saying.

The Minister also noted that he is familiar with his current field of activity. He has worked for 7 years in law enforcement.

Vestnik Kavkaza asked Georgian experts what they think about the new head of the Interior Ministry.

The head of the Institute of Management Strategy, Petre Mamradze, described Giorgi Mgebrishvili as a professional. "We must welcome the fact that the person who was appointed as the minister has some experience in this system. Mgebrishvili is an experienced man," he said.

According to the analyst, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili played a crucial role in the appointment. "Ivanishvili himself demanded a reshuffle in December 2014. After that there was this chain of assignments. And the general impression is that all those who Ivanishvili trusts can be appointed. He, as you know, has left all his posts and now he is heading a non-governmental organization 'Citizen', but still his word is very weighty in the Georgian Dream team," Mamradze said.

"And the general opinion is that the ministers are appointed by the criterion of Ivanishvili's trust in the person. He trusts Mgebrishvili," he added.

The expert expressed hope that the new head of the Interior Ministry will be able to do his job because, in his opinion, "there is quite a strong staff at the ministry and experience has been gained." "When the agency is headed by a such a serious person, then you can expect it, there are reasons. I remind you that Minister Chikaidze was appointed without any experience, and the whole of Georgia laughed at his statements. For example, he said that Taliban is a dangerous person. And now we are dealing with a professional," Peter Mamradze concluded.