Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment at the opening of the Georgian Border Police K-9 administrative building in Tbilisi (January 24)

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Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment at the opening of the Georgian Border Police K-9 administrative building

Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment at the opening of the Georgian Border Police K-9 administrative building in Tbilisi (January 24)

Our most important priority here for the United States is to support Georgia’s sovereignty and independence, and of course a very important part of that for Georgia is to be able to manage its borders, to keep out illegal goods and bad people, and at the same time of course allow for the good goods and people to pass through.  This is, I think, one of the most important programs we have.  We just saw a very impressive demonstration of the way that our K-9 friends can help us to protect Georgia’s sovereignty and guard its borders, and help us in our mutual goal of ensuring Georgia’s independence.  It has been a great honor for me to be able to participate in this ribbon cutting ceremony with the Minister, and I look forward to continuing our cooperation with the Ministry.