Public Health Laboratory in Tbilisi is named after American senator
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug.13 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
A ceremony of naming the Central Reference Public Health Laboratory in honor of U.S. Republican Senator Richard Lugar was held in the suburb of Tbilisi.
The ceremony was attended by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Senator Lugar and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, Andrew C. Weber, who arrived in Georgia.
Georgian President expressed his gratitude to Lugar for the fact that he initiated the construction of this laboratory in Georgia, which is designed to ensure fight against existing pathogens. "This lab is very important for Georgia, and Georgian and American experts will jointly work here," he said.
In turn, Senator Lugar said that he is "flattered" by the decision of the Georgian side to name the laboratory in honor of him.
Lugar is accompanied by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, Andrew C. Weber. American guests will arrive in Georgia in connection with naming the Central Reference Laboratory of Public Health in honor of Richard Lugar. The Republican Senator is honored for his contribution to the reduction of nuclear, chemical and biological threats in the world.
In addition, President Saakashvili, Richard Lugar and Andrew Weber attended the ceremony of laying the foundation of an administrative building of the National Center for Disease Control of Georgia.
Offices of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research of the U.S. will be located in this building.