Ambassador Kelly and Minister of Internal Affairs Mghebrishvili break ground on Georgia Land Border Project (Apr 11)

Ambassador Ian Kelly and Minister of Internal AffaiIMG_8979rs Giorgi Mghebrishvili delivered opening remarks at the ground breaking for the Georgia Land Border Project on April 11.  The kick-off event was held at the Lilo K9 center, and both U.S. and Georgian officials were present for a site survey of the planned renovations.   The Georgia Land Border Project will enhance security capabilities along Georgia’s borders by improving the Border Police’s capabilities in command and control, IMG_8940communications, surveillance, WMD detection, and interdiction at the sector level.  This new effort builds on the successes of the longstanding and ongoing joint collaboration on security matters between the United States and Georgia.
Over the past 4 years, with the support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s WMD-Proliferation Prevention Program, the United States has done extensive work to enhance border security in Georgia, working closely with the Border Police and the Coast Guard.  The United States is proud to partner with the Georgian government on such a valuable project and looks forward to another successful joint venture.