H.E. Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia met Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.
Dignitaries discussed the existing cooperation of Georgia and the United States of America (USA), including the successful programs oriented at the capacity building of the Revenue Service (RS) subordinated to the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MOF).
It was noted at the meeting that the Customs Department of the Revenue Service operating within the system of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia is actively engaged in cooperation with the Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS) sponsored by the US Embassy in Georgia.
The Minister of Finance of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the US partners, who eagerly support the customs administration of the country in terms of its professional development, provision of essential equipment and technical means.
Visiting US official highlighted the cooperation within this format and effective performance of the Customs Department of the Revenue Service.
Lasha Khutsishvili shared information with the US Under Secretary of State about the current and planned reforms within the MOF system and enforcement of the international sanctions.
By the end of the meeting, the significance of strengthened partnership between the two countries was underlined once again, both towards regional and global security.
Meeting was attended by H.E. Kelly C. Degnan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Georgia; Karen Chaisson, EXBS Regional Adviser at the US Embassy to Georgia; Nicholas Hasko, Special Assistant to US Under Secretary of State; Ekaterine Guntsadze, Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia; Levan Kakava, Director General (DG) of the Revenue Service of Georgia (RS); Vladimer Khundadze, Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Revenue Service of Georgia (RS); Zurab Sichinava, Head of Customs Department; Samson Uridia, Head of International Relations Department of the Revenue Service of Georgia (RS).