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Georgian presidential protection service to control VIP security at airport

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 1 November 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Georgian presidential protection service to control VIP security at airport, 1 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/509b8b09c.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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November 01, 2012

By RFE/RL's Georgian Service

Georgian President Mikheil SaakashviliGeorgian President Mikheil Saakashvili

TBILISI – Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed a decree changing the security arrangements at Tbilisi's international airport.

The State Protection Special Service, which is responsible for Saakashvili's personal security, will now be responsible for the airport's VIP terminal.

That terminal is used by visiting foreign officials, but it is also used by a select list of Georgia's political, judicial, and religious leaders.

The list includes the president, the prime minister, the parliament speaker, the supreme court chairman, the head of the constitutional court, and the patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Their family members also use the VIP terminal.

The president's office has not commented on the reasons behind the change.

With reporting by newsgeorgia.ru and apsny.ge

Link to original story on RFE/RL website

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