U.S. Guided-Missile Destroyer Visits Batumi

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer, Laboon (DDG-58), from the 6th Fleet, made a port visit to Batumi on June 27. 
“The Laboon’s port visit will further build on previous U.S. Navy visits to Georgia that enhance the professional partnerships and personal relationships between the United States and its allied and partner nations,” the U.S. embassy said.
“The warship has been in the Black Sea "for about a week operating with our partners in the area, and we look forward to working ashore now with our Georgian partners," said Christopher M. McCallum, commanding officer of the USS Laboon.
Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli, US Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland and other officials attended the ceremony in Batumi.
29 June 2015 11:25