U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass will hand over equipment and vehicles worth $160,000 to the Georgian border guards on Oct.15 on the Dzhandar checkpoint on the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. Bass will be accompanied by Georgian Border Police Head Zaza Gogava, the U.S. embassy announced.
The U.S. government provides assistance to the “green” Dzhandar checkpoint in the framework of the program on strengthening the borders and the rule of law in Georgia. The checkpoint’s building was constructed through funds provided by the U.S. in 2009.
There also will be held training for the border guards of the Dzhandar checkpoint.
Since 1998, the U.S. has provided $156 for the construction of checkpoints and strengthening of resource base of the Georgian border guards as part of the program.