An official reception was held on the US ship Mount Whitney in the territorial waters of Georgia

An official reception was held on the US ship Mount Whitney in the territorial waters of Georgia. The Prime Minister of Georgia welcomed American command ships, their crews and personnel in Batumi.

“…I would like to express enormous gratitude to the US Government and the American people, each American, who have stood by Georgia since the regaining of independence”, – said {Prime Minister] Irakli Garibashvili.

The guests aboard the USS were also addressed by the US Ambassador to Georgia and Commander of the Sixth Fleet/Vice Admiral Gene Black.

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