On the second day of her trip to Kutaisi, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan visited Kutaisi International Airport and toured the site of a construction project which is expanding the airport. The Ambassador was pleased to see how the U.S. government’s support for the expansion of the airport will contribute to the local community, and for Georgia’s economic development.
The Ambassador also visited Georgia’s Western Operations Command (WOC) to enhance her understanding of the organizational structure of the Georgian Defense Forces and the role of the WOC in Georgia’s territorial defense.
She also toured General Kvinitadze’s Cadets Military Lyceum and learned how this school combines traditional curriculum with introductory military education for Georgian students in the last three years of their secondary school.
The Ambassador concluded her trip by meeting with local media representatives to discuss the media environment in Imereti and learn from journalists about local issues of concern to the community.