U.S. sailors, Georgian coast guards hold joint exercises

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Tbilisi, Georgia, May 10

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Personnel of the U.S. Navy frigate USS Taylor stationed in the Georgian Batumi port is holding drills jointly with the Georgian coast guard officers.

USS Taylor entered the Black Sea port of Batumi on May 8 on a friendly visit. On May 8, USS Taylor completed joint exercises with four Romanian ships.

It is the second time when USS Taylor visits a Georgian port. The first it visited Georgian port of Poti in December 2008.

"USS Taylor's presence in Georgia is emphasized by the United States' desire to strengthen ties with NATO allies and partner countries, such as Georgia, and to promote peace and stability in the region together with them," according to a message from the U.S. embassy in Georgia.

The flagship of the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet - USS Mount Whitney conducted drills with the Georgian coast guard six months ago.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by S.I.

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