US delivers grain and soybeans to Georgia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.6
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
American ships delivered 13,000 tons of grain and 4,000 tons of soybeans to Georgia as humanitarian aid, Trend reports via the US Embassy in Georgia.
"The United States continues to support the sustainable and diverse economic development of Georgia. Within the framework of the Food for Progress program of the US Department of Agriculture, two ships Ocean Gladiator and Babuza Wisdom delivered 13,000 tons of grain and 4,000 tons of soybeans to the port of Poti," the report said.
Grain and soybeans will be sold in Georgia to private flour mills at an affordable price, and the money received by the US Department of Agriculture will be invested in programs to improve Georgian agricultural products, the diplomatic mission added.
Georgia received about 14,000 tons of grain from the United States in December 2020. Earlier, the US Ambassador to Tbilisi Kelly Degnan said that America is going to provide the republic with 27,000 tons of grain as part of assistance in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Georgia and the United States have been cooperating since 1992 in the fields of politics, economy, trade, and since the late 1990s, in the field of defense and security. In January 2009, the Charter of Strategic Partnership between the two countries was formalized in Washington.
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