British Ambassador to Georgia Mark Clayton and the Commander of the Royal Navy ship, CAPT Vince Owen hosted the Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri on Royal Navy ship HMS DEFENDER. Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on Sunday.
“The Minister of Defence of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze, the Head of the MIA Border Police, Major General Nikoloz Sharadze, the Director of the Coast Guard Department, CAPT Ramaz Papidze and the Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Tornike Rizhvadze participated in the official tour of the ship.
Commander Vince Owen gave the tour of the ship and a detailed presentation on the ship’s technical characteristics and naval operations to the members of the Georgian delegation.
The air-defence destroyers of the Royal Navy HMS DEFENDER entered Georgian territorial waters on 26th of June. The ship’s visit serves to demonstrate the close cooperation between the United Kingdom and Georgia in the defence and security field.
During the visit, the representatives of the two naval units will hold informational meetings to share experiences. HMS DEFENDER and the Georgian Coast Guard ship will participate in the joint naval exercise in the Black Sea. The joint exercise helps to increase interoperability between the crews and develop Georgian Coast Guard capabilities,” the statement by MIA reads.