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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S.-Georgia Accord

TBILISI, Georgia -- The United States and Georgia signed an agreement Thursday on defense cooperation, including an offer of U.S. assistance to dismantle two Russian military bases on Georgian territory.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Edward Warner and Georgia's Defense Minister David Tevzadze signed the document on cooperation for the year 2000 as part of a ongoing aid effort.

He said the United States is ready to help remove two of Russia's four military bases in Georgia.

Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov was scheduled to fly to Tbilisi Friday for talks on decommissioning his country's bases, a contentious and still undecided issue between the two countries.