Georgia, U.S. hold naval exercises in Batumi
Georgia, Tbilisi, August 13 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Joint Georgian-U.S. naval exercises began in the waters of Batumi port on Tuesday morning.
The U.S. naval destroyer Bulkeley and two Georgian coast guard boats are participating in the exercises.
During the training, the sides worked out a system of ensuring the population's safety, as well as detention of encroaching ships.
Prior to the action at sea, the U.S. Navy conducted tactical and theoretical training for Georgian colleagues. During the visit, the crew of the U.S. ship and officers of Georgia's Coast Guard held a meeting to plan for the exercises.
The U.S. destroyer Bulkeley arrived in the port of Batumi on an official four-day visit on August 10.
The American visitors met with the Director of Border Police Koba Bochorishvili and other police heads.
A reception was held on August 11 on board Bulkeley. It was attended by the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
After the exercises, the ship will leave Georgia's territorial waters on Tuesday.