US Embassy and Defense Threat Reduction Agency help open new Batumi Boat Basin (September 3)

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On September 3, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Nicholas Berliner and Maj. Gen. John P. Horner of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the Batumi Boat Basin.  The new basin, constructed with $14 million in funding by the US government,provides docking space for up to 15 vessels and will make the base of the Batumi Georgian Coast Guard an important operational center.   The boat basin and the strengthening of Georgia’sphoto28 border and regional security capacities highlight one more aspect of the vibrant US-Georgia security partnership.