Major General Koba Kobaladze, Director of the State Service of Veterans Affairs, met with Umit Naji Yorulmaz, Vice President of the Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA), Ali Ozgun Ozturk, Head of the Central Asia and Caucasus Department of the Agency, Haji Bairam, the representative of Georgian Division of the Department, Haji Bairam Bolat and Tuba Ozutoks, Head of Tbilisi Coordination Office. Information is spread by the State Service of Veterans Affairs.
Reportedly Koba Kobaladze spoke about the joint and successful projects that the State Service of Veterans Affairs implements across the country with the direct involvement and support of the Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency, namely, Tbilisi Coordination Office. He especially emphasized the support provided by the agency to the members of the Guria Veteran Farmers Association, which was done in the form of the transfer of hives and inventory necessary for the development of beekeeping to the veteran farmers. By doing so, the veterans involved in beekeeping were given the opportunity to significantly improve the line of production. Koba Kobaladze thanked the guests for many years of fruitful cooperation, which is an important step in overcoming the economic challenges faced by the veterans of Georgia and further deepens the partnership relations between our countries.
“During the meeting, Umit Naji Yorulmaz emphasized the strategic partnership and friendly relations between Turkey and Georgia, which became exemplary for many times in the event of hardship. He expressed his respect to Koba Kobaladze and the veterans of Georgia for their efforts in the fight for the territorial integrity of the country and noted that it is especially welcome for him and the Turkish side to support those fighters who not only strived to protect the homeland in the past, but will also serve the country in the future. He noted that a powerful Georgia is the most important factor for peace and stability in the entire region.
The parties talked about the future. Umit Naji Yorulmaz noted that the support that TIKA has been showing to Georgian veterans for years will continue. The projects developed for the support of veterans will expand, deepen, and cover an even larger area in the future.
The meeting was also attended by Miron Chigogidze, Deputy Directors of the State Service of Veterans Affairs and Director’s Advisor Jandri Ubiria, Vladimir Imnadze, responsible personnel of the Service.
The relationship between the State Service of Veterans Affairs and the Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA) was established in 2017. “TIKA” is an organization which is operating under the Turkish government, which has been implementing joint projects in various fields in almost all regions of our country for 29 years, including in the fields of health care, infrastructure, tourism and agriculture,” the information says.