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09TBILISI1628
2009-08-27 14:57:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Tbilisi
Cable title:  

GEORGIAN MINISTER OF DEFENSE REPLACED

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O 271457Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2114
INFO EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
						UNCLAS TBILISI 001628 


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIAN MINISTER OF DEFENSE REPLACED



1. (U) On August 27, President Saakashvili removed Defense
Minister Davit Sikharulidze from his position. Saakashvili
named Deputy Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia the new Minister
of Defense. Sikharulidze, also the former Georgian
Ambassador to the U.S., reportedly will remain in the
government, perhaps as an advisor to the President.


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