On February 9, Ambassador Kelly co-hosted the opening of the new American Corner in Batumi with Batumi’s Central Library Director Gennadiy Makharadze, Batumi Mayor Giorgi Ermakov, Head of the Government of Adjara Archil Khabadze, and Head of Adjara Supreme Council Avtandil Beridze. During his welcoming remarks to numerous guests and media, Ambassador Kelly stated that the larger, more technologically advanced, and more dynamic American Corner would significantly strengthen US-Georgia relations. He invited citizens of Batumi and the Adjara region to visit the Corner to benefit from its numerous new resources and programs. The Ambassador als
o thanked the Central Library and Municipality of Batumi for their tremendous support expanding, remodeling, and repurposing the American Corner, saying that the project was a perfect illustration of the strategic partnership that the United States and Georgia enjoy.
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