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Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, Lieutenant Colonel Povilas Strazdas’ Farewell Remarks
at the Ministry of Defense
June 15, 2022

I’ve had the pleasure of working in Georgia with the Defense Forces and the Ministry of Defense for two years now. In that time, we’ve ended the Georgia Defense and Readiness Program and began the Georgia Defense Deterrence Enhancement Initiative. I think we have seen the cooperation between Georgia and the United States move to another level, where we’re seeing much more partner-like activities and much more activity where we’re both learning and both developing together. It has been a wonderful time for myself and my family. We have many positive memories about the time here, and I hope that we have an opportunity to come back in the future.  Thank you.