The FINANCIAL -- The Ministry of Internal Affairs was divided into two agencies as per the government's decision and the law adopted by the Parliament. In particular, police and state security functions were separated.
The State Security Agency will be established on August 1 and will be subordinated to the government, according to Georgian Journal.
The main functions of the Security Service will be prevention, exposure and investigation of crime as well as analyzing possible dangers, risks and challenges.
Its main responsibilities will be: protection of state security, territorial integrity, sovereignty, constitutional order, scientific-economic and military potential of foreign countries’ Special Services and certain individuals’ illegal actions, as well as prevention of change of the government through unconstitutional means, protection of economic security, fighting terrorism, prevention of corruption, protection of state secrets, etc.
Gomelauri’s predecessor Alexandre Chikaidze has been appointed as Deputy Secretary of the State Security and Crisis Management Council.
Following an official order, Alexandre Chikaidze has been serving as Deputy to State Security and Crisis Management Council Secretary Mindia Janelidze for several days now.
Alexandre Chikaidze was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs on November 20, 2013. He resigned on January 23, 2015.
A new Minister of Internal Affairs will be nominated in 2-3 days.