Delegation of the National Police Headquarters with an official visit to Georgia
Georgia has now joined the group of countries where the Polish Police has established its mission of a Liaison Officer. On 15 June 2021, during a meeting held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Georgia, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Police Major General Paweł Dobrodziej officially introduced Major Rafał Węgiel to this prestigious post.
Recent years have witnessed an increasingly growing trend in the number of criminal investigations conducted in cooperation with Georgian law enforcement authorities. Polish and Georgian police officers actively engage in joint undertakings in the field of combating various forms of organized crime and conduct an intensive exchange of information. The newly established post of liaison officer in Georgia crowns the long-standing, successful police cooperation between the two countries and symbolically highlights the character of Polish-Georgian relations based on partnership and trust.
The delegation of the National Police Headquarters, consisting of Deputy Commander in Chief of Police Major General Paweł Dobrodziej and Director of the International Police Cooperation Bureau Colonel Paulina Filipowiak, met with Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Mr. Vakhtang Gomelauri, who was awarded the Bronze Medal for Meritorious Service to the Police during the inauguration ceremony of the new Liaison Officer. The same award was presented to Deputy Head of the Central Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia Police Colonel Irakli Dondoladze. The meeting in the headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia also became an opportunity to recapitulate the existing cooperation between the police services of both countries and discuss the potential directions of its future development.
As the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Police emphasized after the meeting, the ceremony was held in a friendly atmosphere, reflecting the long standing tradition of successful Polish-Georgian relations.
Both parties agreed that the permanent representation of the Polish Police in Georgia is a promise of even better and more effective cooperation for the common security and safety.