Georgian PM briefs U.S. TRANSCOM delegation on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway’s capabilities

Photo: Georgian PM briefs U.S. TRANSCOM delegation on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway’s capabilities / Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia, July 10

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has met with a delegation from the U.S. Transportation Command (U.S. TRANSCOM).

The prime minister's press service told Trend on July 10 that the delegation members were briefed on a plan to upgrade Georgia's railways, the projects on construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and a port in Anaklia.

The U.S. delegation head General Paul Selva said the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway provides new opportunities for freight traffic, as well as the opportunities in the withdrawal of American troops and cargo from Afghanistan.

The meeting topics also included Georgia's role in the mission of the international security forces in Afghanistan.

"We had a quite constructive meeting with the prime minister. The main topic of conversation was Georgia's role in the international security forces' mission in Afghanistan. We also discussed issues related to the logistics system and transportation of goods from Afghanistan via Georgia. We very much appreciate the support of Georgia and our partners," General Selva told reporters after the meeting.

Edited by CN

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