Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is greeted by Georgian Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze, Georgian Chief of Defense, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili and U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnam in Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 18, 2021. (DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)
US defense chief offers show of support to Georgia

The visit comes amid a rocky patch in relations between the two partners, and in the middle of a heated election campaign.

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