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10TBILISI195, EXBS: GEORGIA MONTHLY REPORT JANUARY 2010

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10TBILISI195 2010-02-16 05:28 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000195 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC - ACHURCH, EMCPHERSON AND LSPRINGER 
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE - DFROMAN AND MSTEWART 
CBP/INA FOR ESEYMOUR-REDD AND NSIMPSON 
USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY, EDESCHLER, AND RTALLEY 
COAST GUARD FOR SATAMAN, SHABTEMICHAEL, AND JCAIRL 
NRC FOR JRAMSEY 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP GG
SUBJECT: EXBS: GEORGIA MONTHLY REPORT JANUARY 2010 
 
I.  BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY 
MANAGERS: 
 
1. EXBS Tbilisi welcomes Ms. Eka Parghalava who has been selected as 
our new Assistant Program Coordinator. Eka will assume her duties on 
March 1, 2010. 
 
2. A NATO contingent visited Poti, Georgia, January 27-28 to meet 
with Georgian Coast Guard (GCG) leadership to discuss NATO 
partnership goals. A follow-up report outlining revised goals and 
recommendations for the GCG is expected to be released by NATO by 
February 15. The report is likely to include recommendations for 
enhanced coastal surveillance and communication capabilities along 
with additional training needs. GCG leadership emphasized that these 
partnership goals will be the primary focus of GCG planning and 
requested that EXBS related assistance, where applicable, support 
and/or align with meeting those goals. 
 
3. Given current planning that calls for the Georgia Border Security 
and Law Enforcement (GBSLE) program to close at the end of FY 2011, 
EXBS will become the primary assistance provider for Georgia border 
security initiatives. EXBS is working closely with GBSLE and its 
contractors to become familiar with current projects and to identify 
areas where EXBS can expand upon or complement GBSLE efforts in the 
near future, particularly in the areas of coastal surveillance and 
GCG communications capabilities. 
 
Technicians from GBSLE contractor Allied Technology Group will 
arrive in Georgia in early February to install the first of four new 
digital coastal radar stations. The EXBS Maritime Advisor (MA) will 
accompany GBSLE to meet the technicians to discuss installation 
layout and operational capabilities with a goal of designing and 
satisfying remaining command, control and communications needs. 
 
 
4. An unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey of Poti harbor was completed 
in January with no UXO discovered. Additionally, remaining portions 
of destroyed vessels within the harbor are scheduled for removal in 
early February thereby clearing the way for dredging operations at 
the GCG base. The initiation of dredging operations, as well as the 
construction of a vessel repair facility and a closed circuit 
television security system, is pending approval of a Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 
and EXBS. 
 
5. In response to our letter offering assistance with repair of 
donated equipment, lists of damaged equipment were received from the 
Georgian Patrol Police (PP), Revenue Service (Customs), Nuclear 
Radiation Safety Service (NRSS), Border Police (BP) and the Ministry 
of Internal Affairs Special Operations Center (SOC). NRSS identified 
some missing parts and problems associated with our recent donation 
of equipment. Four GR135 RIIDs require repairs; three belong to 
Customs and one to the SOC. The PP reported problems with portal 
monitors, which were referred to the Department of Energy (DOE) 
Second Line of Defense representative. The BP has two 
non-functioning radiation pagers. 
 
6. GCG leadership requested access to the EXBS contracted English 
language instructor in Poti to assist with the establishment of an 
Qlanguage instructor in Poti to assist with the establishment of an 
English language training program at the BP headquarters in Tbilisi. 
 
 
 
7. Captain Emzar Moistsrapishvili has been appointed to serve as the 
Head of the GCG Resources Management Division, filling the vacancy 
created by the dismissal of Commander Vepkhvia Bibileishvili. A 
meeting with Captain Moistsrapishvili will be scheduled for 
February. 
 
  II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD. 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
21 Jan: The MA, EXBS Program Coordinator (PC) and the DOE 
Coordinator visited the BP warehouse to inventory U.S. donated 
detection equipment. Sixty-one radiatio pagers and five TSA-PRMs, 
donated by DOE for use at ports of entry, were identified. The DOE 
Coordinator will make arrangements to transfer the equipment to the 
Patrol Police, the agency that now staffs the POEs. 
 
25-27 Jan: The MA travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan. The purpose of the 
trip was to meet Baku country team members and Azeri Coast Guard 
(AZCG) leadership as well as to become familiar with AZCG maritime 
capabilities and current maritime assistance efforts. Inclement 
weather precluded planned site visits and meetings with AZCG 
leadersh
ip; however, MA still met with local EXBS, DTRA, ODC, DAO 
and DOE-NNSA representatives to discuss ideas and plans for future 
engagement. As a follow-up to this visit, the MA will submit a 
recommended maritime assistance plan for th 
e EXBS advisor in Baku, 
via formal memorandum, which will be sent through the U.S. Coast 
Guard Office of International Affairs and DOS ISN/ECC Bureau for 
review/endorsement. 
 
29 Jan: EXBS advisor Hiscock returned from leave. 
 
B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
January - March: 
 
Defense Language Institute - English for Specific Purposes. 
 
The English language lab instructor is currently enrolled in this 
internet-based course to improve her use of English in technical 
areas. 
 
C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
(5)Radioactive Source Containers - NRSS (GTRI, EXBS)         TBD 
 
 
  D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE: 
 
  --UPCOMING TRAINING: 
 
March: 
 
Tracker system administration training and installation of 
equipment. 
 
Tracker computer equipment will be delivered on March 16, followed 
by installation and training. 
 
USCG International Maritime Officer Course 
 
A GCG officer will attend the International Maritime Officer's 
Course (IMOC) at Yorktown, VA. Another IMOC is scheduled for August 
- December 2010. 
 
University of Georgia / Export Control Academy 
 
The MA and two representatives from the Revenue Service and the 
Ministry of Defense will attend. 
 
31 March - 4 June: 
 
USCG Maritime Law Enforcement Boarding Officer course (MLE)/ 
Prospective Commanding Officer course / on-the-job training. 
 
Two GCG Officers will attend the above sequence of training. 
 
April: 
 
MLE Instructor course 
 
A USCG Mobile Training Team (MTT) will conduct this training in 
Georgia for maximum of (12) students. 
 
April - May: 
 
MLE Joint Boarding Officer Course 
 
 
A USCG MTT will conduct this training in Georgia for a maximum of 
(24) students. 
 
12 May - 13 August: 
 
USCG Machinery Technician "A" School, Yorktown, VA / OJT 
 
Two GCG personnel will attend this training sequence. 
 
17 May - 8 October: 
 
USCG Electricians Mate "A" School, Yorktown, VA / OJT 
 
Two GCG personnel will attend this training sequence. 
 
Spring 2010: 
Industry Outreach Seminar 
 
This seminar will be presented by DOE NNSA/INECP. Participants will 
include 25-30 representatives from local industries. The Revenue 
Service provided a full list of (63) companies that engage in export 
control related activities. Representatives from the major 
industries will be invited to the seminar. 
 
Commodity Identification Training (CIT): 
 
EXBS, in cooperation with NNSA/INECP, is planning a series of CITs 
throughout 2010. A questionnaire has been circulated to relevant 
agencies and forwarded to INECP to determine the frequency, 
timeframe and location of the regional trainings. The ultimate goal 
is to establish a national strategy for CIT in Georgia. 
 
Date TBD: 
 
Controlled Delivery Training 
 
Training will be conducted by ICE and will include participants from 
the MOIA Special Operations Center, Special Operations Department, 
and Anti-terrorist unit. A selection of covert surveillance 
equipment will be donated as part of the course. 
 
  --EQUIPMENT STATUS: 
 
  PENDING PROCUREMENT OR DISTRIBUTION: 
 
  (1,170) Officer Utility Belts and Equipment. 
  BP and Police Academy (NSOI)          $286,916 
 
  Spare Parts and Equipment - GCG    $100,000 
 
(109) Thermal Imaging Cameras - BP (NSOI)  TBD     (Shipment is 
pending licensing.) 
 
  Covert Surveillance Equipment - MOIA   TBD 
 
  E.  SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS, 
   NON-PROLIFERATION OR RELATED BORDER SECURITY: 
 
Archil Kvitashvili, the Head of the Military-technical Department of 
the Ministry of Defense, has resigned. The Military-technical 
Department is the lead agency for export control in Georgia and Mr. 
Kvitashvili has been actively guiding the development of new export 
control legislaion in cooperation with EXBS and our EU colleagues. 
In addition, the Department has been downsized from sixteen to five 
people. 
 
The new Head of the Department is the former Deputy Minister of 
Corrections and Legal Assistance, Levan Zarandia. We do not believe 
that Mr. Zarandia has any background in or previous exposure to 
export control concepts. 
 
The target timeline for introduction of the new Export Control 
legislation to Parliament is March 2010. Should the legislation 
pass, it is uncertain how the recent change in leadership will 
affect its implementation. 
 
III. RED FLAG ISSUES: 
 
POC for this report is Charles Hiscock, EXBS Program Advisor. 
Telephone +995 32 277312. 
 
LOGSDON

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10TBILISI82, EMBASSY TBILISI BFIF PROPOSAL FOR 2010

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10TBILISI82 2010-01-22 14:24 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000082 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/CARC, EEB/CBA - Dennis Winstead 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL ECON EAIR ECIN RR GG
SUBJECT:  EMBASSY TBILISI BFIF PROPOSAL FOR 2010 
 
1.(U)  Embassy Tbilisi would like to propose two projects for BFIF 
funding in 2010.  The first is for a Caucasus-wide commercial 
conference that will help develop region-wide investment concepts 
for key industries in the region in order to attract greater U.S. 
business interest.  This would be a public/private partnership and 
include representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in 
Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.  This proposal is coordinated with 
Embassy Baku and Embassy Yerevan, and their respective travel will 
be covered in their individual BFIF proposals.  The second proposal 
is for economic/ commercial tradecraft training for a new LES 
Economic and Commercial Assistant to be hired in 2010. 
 
2.  (U) CAUCASUS COMMERCIAL COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 
 
a-b) Justification and Impact:  In coordination and agreement with 
Embassies Yerevan and Baku, the Caucasus region proposes a 
commercial conference to coordinate on export and investment 
promotion for American companies doing or interested in doing 
business in the region.  Individually, Georgia, Armenia, and 
Azerbaijan are small markets that, despite opportunities, often fall 
under the radar screen of U.S. companies looking to export or invest 
overseas.  During this two day event, representatives who cover 
commercial issues from each of the three embassies will meet in 
Tbilisi together with the Executive Directors or Presidents of their 
respective American Chambers of Commerce.  In advance of this 
conference, the delegations will coordinate with each other to 
determine three to four sectors which present outstanding 
opportunities for U.S. business looking at the larger regional 
market.  This will include background on each relevant sector, which 
could include transportation and logistics, agro-processing, or real 
estate and construction to name a few, as well as challenges to 
market entry, peculiarities of each market, and contact suggestions. 
 
 
The two-day conference will be an opportunity to combine these 
post-specific industry sheets into a regional wide marketing tool to 
attract U.S. business.  The resulting documents will be posted on 
each post's respective website and shared with our Commercial 
Service colleagues both abroad and in the U.S.  This gathering will 
also allow for greater commercial coordination in the region, both 
with the private sector and among U.S. representation.  It would 
also be useful to have Washington participation either from the 
Department of State or the Department of Commerce.  This conference 
could also help foster economic cooperation in the Caucasus writ 
large. 
 
 
This conference could also help revitalize the Caucasus region 
American Chamber of Commerce Alliance, which in the past held annual 
meetings.  The group has not met in more than three years. 
 
Embassies Baku and Yerevan are both supportive and involved in this 
proposal, and will submit their related costs in their individual 
BFIF proposals. 
 
c) This conference would be held in April in advance of the planned 
Georgia Trade Mission and Business Summit that will take place in 
Batumi, Georgia.  This would allow the documents created to be 
marketing materials for the larger trade mission. 
 
d) Embassy Baku and Yerevan will separately submit proposals for 
travel and hotel costs related to this conference.  While these 
costs are presented separately, they are essential for the event. 
They only include travel expenses for USG eployees.  All AmCham 
travel will be funded independently.  Embassy Tbilisi estimates 
conference costs will be USD 3000 for conference space, presentation 
materials, technology support, and in-Tbilisi transportation costs. 
 
e)  Point of contact for Embassy Tbilisi is Erika Olson.  Point of 
contact for Embassy Baku is Selim Ariturk.  Point of contact for 
Embassy Yerevan is Marko Velikonja. 
 
 
3. (U)  ECONOMIC/COMMERCIAL TRAINING FOR LES STAFF 
 
a-b)Justification/Impact:  In 2010, Post has requested a new 
economic commercial LES assistant to help fill the need for greater 
commercial and economic support in the Embassy.  While the incumbent 
will likely come with significant business or economic experience, 
they will be new to the U.S. government.  Sending this employee to 
FSI to learn commercial and economic tradecraft, as well as to hold 
consultations with the myriad of U.S. government agencies and 
associations involved in economic and commercial promotion will 
prove invaluable.  This training will be vital in helping this new 
employee play an immediate role, especially in the planning and 
implementation of and follow up to a large trade and investment 
mission planned in Georgia for May. 
 
c) Milestones:  While timing for this course will depend partially 
on the schedule and availability of courses at FSI, we would propose 
this training course take place by fall 2010. 
 
d) Estimated Cost: 
 
Plane Ticket to Washington DC: USD 3000 
Lodging and Per Diem:  USD 1582 (10 days at USD 297) 
Total Cost: USD 4582 
 
e) Point of Contact:  Erika Olson/ Tom Cumbow 
 
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10TBILISI69, GEORGIA: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON PEACEFUL USE OF

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10TBILISI69 2010-01-15 13:13 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000069 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PARM EAID TBIO IAEA NPT AORC CDG ENRG KNNP
MNUC, PGOV, PREL, UNGA, GG 
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON PEACEFUL USE OF 
NUCLEAR ENERGY 
 
REF: STATE 129517 
 
Poloff delivered reftel demarche to MFA's Director of 
Americas Otar Berdzenishvili on January 14.  Any substantive 
response will be reported septel. 
LOGSDON

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10TBILISI68, GEORGIA: DEMARCHE ON GICNT TERMS OF REFERENCE

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10TBILISI68 2010-01-15 13:03 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000068 
 
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SUBJECT: GEORGIA: DEMARCHE ON GICNT TERMS OF REFERENCE 
DELIVERED 
 
REF: STATE 130750 
 
Poloff delivered reftel demarche to MFA's Director of 
Americas Otar Berdzenishvili on December 14.  Any substantive 
response will be reported septel. 
LOGSDON

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10TBILISI67, GEORGIA: SOLICITING INFORMATION FOR REVIEW OF

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10TBILISI67 2010-01-15 12:56 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000067 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: GG KTFN PREL PTER
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: SOLICITING INFORMATION FOR REVIEW OF 
TRANCHE 4 NAMES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 25 OF UNSCR 1822 
 
REF: SECSTATE 131661 
 
(SBU)  Poloff delivered reftel talking points and focused on 
the review process for the Benevolence International 
Foundation during a meeting with the Georgian Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs (MFA) on 13 January 2010.  MFA officials 
promised to pass the information both to the international 
organizations department, as well as to the Ministry of 
Internal Affairs for further review.  Post will report any 
updates or new details provided from the Georgians 
immediately. 
LOGSDON

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10TBILISI65, GEORGIA: OFFER OF ASSISTANCE FOR HAITI

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10TBILISI65 2010-01-15 11:30 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000065 
 
SIPDIS 
 
HAITI EARTHQUAKE TASK FORCE, AND USAID/W FOR DCHA/OFDA 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KFLO AEMR ASEC CASC MARR PREL PINR AMGT GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: OFFER OF ASSISTANCE FOR HAITI 
 
REF: SECSTATE 4208 
 
MFA Americas Division Director Otar Berdzenishvili informed 
A/DCM on January 14 that Georgia intends to send a plane with 
humanitarian assistance to Haiti via the United States.  If 
possible, Georgia would like to insert its humanitarian 
assistance into a U.S. distribution channel.  Georgia 
currently seeks to contribute bottled water, medical supplies 
and search and rescue personnel.  Post will report further 
details when available. 
LOGSDON

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10TBILISI59, GEORGIA: DEMARCHE ON CLIMATE CHANGE NEXT STEPS

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10TBILISI59 2010-01-15 08:16 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 000059 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SENV ENRG GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: DEMARCHE ON CLIMATE CHANGE NEXT STEPS 
 
REF: SECSTATE 3080 
 
(U)  Acting DCM delivered reftel demarche to the director of 
the Americas Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 
Otar Berdzenishvili, on January 14.  A/DCM emphasized the 
importance of the Copenhagen Accord as a critical step 
towards tackling climate change and encouraged Georgia to 
associate itself with the accord by sending a message to the 
UNFCCC. Berdzenishvili agreed with our assessment of the 
importance of Copenhagen and assured us of that Georgia would 
seriously consider our request to send the necessary message 
to UNFCCC.  Post will inform the Department of further 
developments on this issue. 
LOGSDON

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10TBILISI43, EXBS: GEORGIA MONTHLY REPORT DECEMBER 2009

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10TBILISI43 2010-01-12 13:38 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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RHMFISS/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
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UNCLAS TBILISI 000043 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC - ACHURCH, EMCPHERSON AND LSPRINGER 
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE - DFROMAN AND MSTEWART 
CBP/INA FOR ESEYMOUR-REDD AND NSIMPSON 
USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY, EDESCHLER, AND RTALLEY 
COAST GUARD FOR SATAMAN, SHABTEMICHAEL, AND JCAIRL 
NRC FOR JRAMSEY 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP GG
SUBJECT: EXBS: GEORGIA MONTHLY REPORT DECEMBER 2009 
 
I.  BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY 
MANAGERS: 
 
1. The EXBS Advisor (EA) is in the U.S. for consultation and leave 
from December 14th through January 22nd. 
 
2. Information regarding nominations for the U.S. Coast Guard 
Academy class of 2014 was provided to the Public Affairs Office, 
Office of Defense Cooperation and the Georgian Coast Guard (GCG). 
 
3. Announcement has been made for the new EXBS LES position. 
Interviews will be scheduled at the end of January; however, the 
hiring process cannot be completed while still under a continuing 
resolution. 
 
  II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD. 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
03 Dec: Th EXBS Advisor (EA), Maritime Advisor (MA) and the Program 
Coordinator (PC) met with the Head of Border Police Major General 
(MG) Gogava. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss upcoming EXBS 
funded projects and to make sure that the General supports the 
projects that had been discussed with the former Head of Resources. 
The projects include restoration of the GCG vessel repair facility, 
closed circuit television perimeter security system, dredging of 
Poti harbor, arrival of 1,135 sets of officer duty belts and 
equipment as well as 109 thermal imaging cameras. General Gogava 
mentioned that the dismissal of the Head of Resources, Commander 
Bibileishvili, who was the main point of contact for EXBS 
initiatives, will not affect the projects and that he intends to 
proceed with all planned initiatives. 
 
Additionally, MG Gogava emphasized that his intention is to utilize 
training opportunities offered at the Batumi Maritime Academy as a 
long term initiative. The GCG plans to use the Maritime Academy for 
recruitment. Current plans include offering a special curriculum 
designed for fourth year cadets interested in entering GCG service 
following graduation. 
 
The possibility of transferring USG donated equipment from the 
Border Police to the Patrol Police was discussed. A total of 61 
personal pagers and 5 TSA/PRMs are currently stored at the Border 
Police warehouse. MG Gogava indicated his support for the proposed 
transfer since the main ports of entry fall under Patrol Police 
jurisdiction and such equipment would be more useful at the main 
ports of entry. 
 
 
MA discussed concerns regarding the poor hull condition of the 
U.S.-donated 82 foot patrol boats and indicated that extensive, 
costly hull repairs were likely necessary. Additionally, due to the 
extent of necessary repairs, MA expressed concern related to the 
ability to find suitable contractors in Georgia and whether or not 
he would be opposed to going outside Georgia for repairs (e.g., 
Turkey). MG Gogava was not opposed to sending GCG boats outside of 
Georgia for repair work. 
 
Regarding additional sector buildings for the green borders, MG 
Gogava mentioned that previous USG built sector buildings were 
larger than necessary and proposed that future sector building plans 
be modified to include smaller installations. 
 
10-11 Dec: The EA and PC attended the latest in a series of seminars 
Qfocused on international cooperation in the development of Georgian 
export control legislation. This seminar, held in Warsaw, Poland, 
was hosted by the Polish Ministry of Economy and organized by EU 
member states Poland and Germany. Other participating countries 
included: Austria, Slovenia, and Sweden. The Georgian delegation 
consisted of department heads from the Ministries of: Economic 
Development, Finance, Defense, and Foreign Affairs, as well as the 
Security Council. 
 
The[jdf1] primary purpose of the seminar was to introduce the EU 
sponsored draft legislation to the legislative and executive 
branches of the Georgian Government. Unfortunately, while several 
ministerial level representatives were present, no representatives 
from the Georgian Legal Committee of Parliament or the President's 
Administration attended the seminar. 
 
The EA and Mr. Knapp discussed the possibility of organizing a joint 
half-day seminar in Tbilisi. The seminar would specifically target a 
maximum of (20) Georgian government officials at decision-making 
levels, and would stress the importance of export controls to 
Georgia as well as encourage rapid passage of relevant legislation. 
Without high-level political support, passage of the law is 
projected to take as much as a year. The seminar would have to be 
held before March in advance of the introduction of the draft law to 
Parliament. 
The Warsaw agenda incl
uded overviews of the present export control 
system in Georgia, the draft legislation, and the structure of EU 
export control systems. Final changes to the Georgian export control 
draft law were discussed and completed. 
 
The EA and PC presented an update of on-going EXBS activities in 
Georgia including Tracker implementation, industry outreach plans 
and the national strategy for commodity identification training. 
 
Future cooperation between EXBS and EU donor nations was discussed. 
EU partners expressed a strong interest in participating in the 
upcoming industry outreach seminars as presenters, and Mr. Knapp 
extended an invitation for EXBS to attend the EU sponsored 2010 
Export Control conference. 
 
18 Dec: MA attended briefing with Ambassador Bass, the Deputy Chief 
of Mission, the Defense Attach, and the Office of Defense 
Cooperation Chief. Purpose of the briefing was to discuss specific 
items related to the GCG. MA provided a background on the GCG and 
information related to current GCG operational capabilities. 
 
29 Dec: MA accompanied Defense Attach during a meeting with Head of 
Border Police, MG Gogava and Director of Coast Guard Department, 
Captain Shengelia. Purpose of meeting was to discuss GCG's current 
operations related to Abkhazia along with the GCG's rules of 
engagement/use of force policy. MG Gogava indicated that merchant 
vessels, as well as fishing vessels, continue to violate Georgian 
law by entering and exiting Abkhazian ports without first obtaining 
permission from the Georgian Government. Rather than attempt to 
boad and/or intercept these vessels, current GCG practice is to 
report such violations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
 
Regarding rules of engagement/use of force, a Presidential 
Decree exists, signed February 2008, which defines regulations 
on the use of weapon systems by Georgian Coast Guard vessels 
(cutters) against vessels violating either the Georgian or 
international law. MG Gogava also stated that GCG patrol boat 
commanders have been directed to avoid any potential 
confrontation, particularly with any Russian/Abkhaz patrol 
boats. 
 
B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
None 
 
C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
None 
 
  D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE: 
 
  --UPCOMING TRAINING: 
 
1) February 2010: 
 
Tracker system administration training and installation of 
equipment. 
 
The arrival of the computer equipment is expected within 4 to 6 
weeks, followed by installation and systems administration 
training 
weeks, followed by installation and systems 
administration training. 
 
 
2) Date TBD: 
 
Controlled Delivery Training 
 
Training will be conducted by ICE and will include participants 
from 
 
the MOIA Special Operations Center, Special Operations Department, 
and Anti-terrorist unit. A selection of covert surveillance 
equipment will be provided as part of the course. 
 
3) March 2010 
 
USCG International Maritime Officer Course 
 
(1) GCG officer will attend the International Maritime Officer's 
Course (IMOC) at Yorktown, VA, from 15 April - 25 May. 
USCG Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) Boarding Officer course / 
Prospective Commanding Officer course / on-the-job training (OJT) 
 
(2) GCG Officers will attend the above sequence of training from 31 
March - 4 June. 
 
4) April 2010 
 
University of Georgia / Export Control Academy 
 
(2) Representatives from the Revenue Service and the Ministry of 
Defense will attend a two week training course. 
 
MLE Instructor course 
 
A USCG Mobile Training Team (MTT) will conduct this training in 
Georgia from 15 April - 24 April for a maximum of 12 students. 
 
MLE Joint Boarding Officer Course 
 
A USCG MTT will conduct this training in Georgia from 25 April - 8 
May for a maximum of 24 students. 
 
5) May 2010 
 
 
USCG Machinery Technician "A" School, Yorktown, VA / OJT 
 
(2) GCG personnel will attend this training sequence from 12 May - 
13 August. 
 
USCG Electricians Mate "A" School, Yorktown, VA / OJT 
 
(2) GCG personnel will attend this training sequence from 17 May - 8 
October. 
 
6) Spring 2010: 
 
Industry Outreach Seminar 
 
Seminar will be organized by the Department of Energy, NNSA/INECP. 
Participants will include 25-30 representatives from local 
industries. Revenue service provided full list of industries 
participating in Export Control activities. The list includes 63 
companies. The representatives from the major industries will be 
invited to the seminar. 
 
7) Commodity Identification Trainings (CIT): 
 
EXBS in cooperation with NNSA/INECP is planning a series of CITs 
throughout 2010. Letters with questionnaire have been sent to the 
relevant agencies as a follow up to the meeting held on Nov 4, 2009. 
Answers to the questions will be used to determine the frequency, 
timeframe and location of the regional trainings. The ultimate goal 
is to establish the national strategy for CIT in Georgia. 
 
  --EQUIPMENT STATUS: 
 
  PENDING PROCUREMENT OR DISTRIBUTION: 
 
  (1,135)Utility Belts and Equipment - BP (NSOI)         $286,916 
  Spare Parts, Equipment - GCG                 $100,000 
  (5)Radioactive Source Containers - NRSS (GTRI, EXBS)         TBD 
  (109) Thermal Imaging Cameras - BP (NSOI, EXBS)        TBD 
  E.  SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS, 
   NON-PROLIFERATION OR RELATED BORDER SECURITY: 
 
Georgian export control legislation will be introduced to the 
 
Parliament in March when the Parliament opens for the spring 
session. The draft has to go to the relevant Ministries for their 
input before forwarding it to the Parliamentary Committees. The 
draft law will be reviewed at the Committee hearing after which it 
will be passed on to the plenary session. The Parliament considers 
the draft law in three hearings after which the President signs it. 
 
 
 
  III. RED FLAG ISSUES: 
Nuclear Radiation Safety Service (NRSS) is facing downsizing due to 
a limited budget. NRSS staff consists of 16 persons, six of whom are 
contractors. According to the head of NRSS he contracts will most 
likely not be extended. Cutting down the staff will significantly 
reduce the ability of NRSS to control the flow radioactive materials 
and respond to the incidents. 
 
The process for establishing the Western office is being delayed. 
The agreement has to be signed between the Ministry of Environment 
and Natural Resources and the property owner on transferring the 
property to the Ministry for the use. The property is owned by the 
subcontractor of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). 
 
POC for this report is Charles Hiscock, EXBS Program Advisor. 
Telephone +995 32 277312. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[jdf1]This doesn't make sense to me.  the purpose of the se
minar was 
to provide draft legislation to the Georgians? Why were all those 
countries there.  and you say that the Govt wasn't represented but 
you just wrote in the para above that many dept heads were present. 
Please clarify. 
 
 
 
 
 
LOGSDON

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SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ECON EFIN PRIL PGOV GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA:  2010 BUDGET - CUTS CONTINUE 
 
1.  (U)  Summary:  The Parliament of Georgia approved the 
2010 state budget on December 4, setting estimated revenues 
at GEL 5.17 billion (USD 3.1 billion, 1 USD = 1.68 GEL), a 20 
percent decrease from 2009, and estimated expenditures at GEL 
5.46 billion (USD 3.25 billion), a 21 percent decrease from 
2009.  This budget assumes that the Georgian economy 
contracted by 4 percent in 2009 but will increase by 2 
percent in 2010, reaching a GDP of GEL 19 billion (USD 11.3 
billion).  The parliamentary minority did not support this 
budget: they complained of inadequate transparency and 
insufficient support for small and medium enterprises.  Only 
social expenditures received any significant increase; 
defense spending will be half of 2008 levels.  End Summary. 
 
2.  (U)  Comment:  Parliament's dramatic 20 percent cut of 
the government's expected 2010 revenues and expenses is an 
appropriate reaction to the international economic downturn, 
especially if the GoG devotes any additional revenues from 
better-than-expected growth to debt service (which Minister 
of Finance Baindurashvili pledged to the Ambassador December 
9).  However, the economic growth assumptions upon which 
these estimates are based may be overly optimistic, although 
they are in line with some private analysts' forecasts.  A 2 
percent increase in 2010 GDP is reasonable, but if the 
Georgian economy contracted by substantially more than 4 
percent in 2009, it would be less likely to recover to the 
2010 level predicted in this budget.  The additional 16 
percent reduction of an already lean defense budget belies 
Russian allegations that Georgia has rearmed.  End Comment. 
 
(U)  Ministerial breakdown of 2010 funding: 
 
- Ministry of Labor, Healthcare, and Social Protection - GEL 
1.592 billion (USD 946 million) (4 percent increase from 2009) 
- Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure - GEL 
814.8 million (USD 485 million) (6 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Defense Ministry - GEL 750 million (USD 446 million) (16 
percent decrease from 2009; 52 percent decrease from 2008) 
- Ministry of Education and Science - GEL 557.6 million (USD 
332 million) (7 percent increase from 2009) 
- Interior Ministry - GEL 548 million (USD 326 million) (3.5 
percent decrease from 2009; 26 percent decrease from 2008) 
- Finance Ministry - GEL 301 million (USD 179 million) 
- Ministry for Penitentiary System and Probation - GEL 113.4 
million (USD 67.5 million) (5 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Ministry of Culture, Protection of Monument and Sports - 
GEL 81.5 million (USD 49 million) (5 percent decrease from 
2009) 
- Foreign Ministry - GEL 66.4 million (USD 40 million) 
- Ministry of Agriculture - GEL 53.3 million (USD 32 million) 
- Justice Ministry - GEL 45 million (USD 28 million) (30 
percent decrease from 2009) 
- Ministry of Environmental Protection - GEL 28.5 million 
(USD 17 million) ( (30 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation - GEL 27.8 million 
(USD 17 million) (56 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Economic Ministry - GEL 23.8 million (USD 14 million) 
- Energy Ministry - GEL 17.8 million (USD 11 million) (69 
percent decrease from 2009) 
 
(U)  Other offices and organizations: 
 
- State Minister for Integration into European and 
Euro-Atlantic Structures - GEL 1.151 million (USD 685,000) (2 
percent increase from 2009) 
- State Minister for Reintegration Issues - GEL 1 million 
(USD 595,000) (23 percent decrease from 2009) 
- State Minister for Diaspora Issues - GEL 762 thousand (USD 
454,000) (16 percent decrease from 2009) 
- President's and Government reserve funds - GEL 25 million 
each (15 million) (50 percent decrease from 2009) 
Qeach (15 million) (50 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Central Election Commission - GEL 37.2 million (USD 22 
million) 
- Public Defender's Office - GEL 1.9 million (USD 1.1 
million) (5 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Georgian Public Broadcaster - GEL 22 million (USD 13 
million) (14 percent decrease from 2009) 
- Georgian Orthodox Church - GEL 25.3 million (USD 15 
million) (1 percent increase from 2009) 
- Local Governments - GEL 829 million (USD 493 million) (47 
percent increase from 2009) 
- Development of road infrastructure - GEL 708 million (USD 
421 million) 
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UNCLAS TBILISI 002134 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC - ACHURCH, EMCPHERSON AND LSPRINGER 
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE - DFROMAN AND MSTEWART 
CBP/INA FOR ESEYMOUR-REDD AND NSIMPSON 
USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY, EDESCHLER, AND RTALLEY 
COAST GUARD FOR SATAMAN, SHABTEMICHAEL, AND JCAIL 
NRC FOR JRAMSEY 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP GG
SUBJECT: EXBS: GEORGIA MONTHLY REPORT NOVEMBER 2009 
 
I.  BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY 
MANAGERS: 
 
1. The Georgian Coast Guard (GCG) Head of Resources, Commander 
Vepkhvia Bibileishvili, has been dismissed and a successor has yet 
to be named. Commander Bibileishvili was the main point of contact 
for several EXBS initiatives at the Georgian Coast Guard base 
including the restoration of a vessel repair capability, 
modification of the GCG organizational structure for maintenance, 
the dredging of harbor waters, and the installation of a closed 
circuit television perimeter security system. 
 
On December 4, EXBS staff met with the Head of Border Police and 
Coast Guard, Major General Zaza Gogava. General Gogava confirmed 
that there will be no changes or modifications to the previously 
agreed plans as a result of the recent dismissal. 
 
2. EXBS Tbilisi is pleased to announce that Program Coordinator (PC) 
Maya Abralava was awarded the first annual Raida Agayeva Memorial 
Award as the EXBS Program Assistant of the Year 2009. The award was 
presented by Office Director Justin Friedman during the annual EXBS 
LES workshop held in Frankfurt on November 17 - 19. 
 
  II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD. 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
 
06 Nov: At the request of the Department of Energy, International 
Nonproliferation and Export Control Program (INECP) the EXBS Advisor 
(EA) and the PC arranged and attended a meeting on 
institutionalizing commodity identification training (CIT) within 
the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MOIA) Police Academy. 
 
The purpose was to find a suitable venue from which to offer CIT to 
various enforcement agencies and to develop a cadre of technical and 
non-technical instructors that can teach the course. In addition to 
INECP and EXBS, the meeting was attended by representatives from the 
Patrol Police, Border Police, Coast Guard, Revenue Service and the 
Police Academy. 
 
It was generally agreed by the Georgian participants that the Police 
Academy would be a suitable location for the training. The Coast 
Guard, for logistical reasons, suggested holding two CIT sessions 
per year at the Batumi Maritime Academy. INECP will provide EXBS 
with a letter and questionnaire to distribute to the participants 
for follow-up planning. 
 
06 Nov: The EA and PC attended a second meeting held at the Police 
Academy by INECP representatives. This meeting brought together 
enterprise outreach stake holders to discuss an enterprise outreach 
workshop tentatively planned for the fall of 2010. In attendance 
were representatives from the Ministries of Defense (MOD) and 
Economic Development, as well as the Revenue and Nuclear Radiation 
Safety Services. 
 
MOD and Revenue agreed to compile a list of industries participating 
in export control. The first industry outreach seminar will include 
25-30 participants and will cover updates and changes to the law, 
general awareness issues, licensing procedures, penalties for 
violations, and internal compliance mechanisms. INECP will provide 
copies of agendas from other enterprise outreach workshops and will 
develop a final agenda based on input received from GOG officials. 
develop a final agenda based on input received from GOG officials. 
Presentations will be given primarily by GOG representatives with 
supplementary presentations provided by US technical experts.  The 
probability of EU participation was discussed as well. The Revenue 
Service will be responsible for issuing invitations to the 
industries. 
 
09 Nov: The Maritime Advisor (MA) met with security analysts from 
U.S. Army European Command. Purpose of the meeting was to brief the 
analysts on recent maritime activities along the Georgian Black Sea 
coastline. 
 
11 Nov: The MA and EA met with representatives from the Department 
of Energy's Second Line of Defense (SLD) program. The purpose of the 
meeting was to discuss the installation of a prototype system for 
transmitting portal monitor information throughout Georgia into a 
central location. 
 
B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
1) November 9-11: Commodity Identification Training 
 
Training was conducted in Batumi by INECP and was provided to (20) 
officers from Customs and (10) officers from Coast Guard. 
 
C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
None 
 
 
  D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE: 
 
  --UPCOMING TRAINING:
 
 
1) Date TBD: 
 
Tracker system administration training and installation of 
equipment. 
 
2) Date TBD: 
 
Controlled Delivery Training 
 
Training will be conducted by ICE and will include participants from 
the MOIA Special Operations Center, Special Operations Department, 
and Anti-terrorist unit. A selection of covert surveillance 
equipment will be provided as part of the course. 
 
3) Fall 2010: 
 
Industry Outreach Seminar 
 
Seminar will be organized by the Department of Energy, NNSA/INECP. 
Participants will include 25-30 representatives from local 
industries. 
 
  --EQUIPMENT STATUS: 
 
  --PENDING PROCUREMENT OR DISTRIBUTION: 
 
  (1170)Utility Belts and Equipment - BP (NSOI)          $286,916 
  Spare Parts, Equipment - GCG                   70,000 
  (5)Radioactive Source Containers - NRSS (GTRI, EXBS)         TBD 
  (109) Thermal Imaging Cameras - BP (NSOI, EXBS)        TBD 
 E.  SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS, 
   NON-PROLIFERATION OR RELATED BORDER SECURITY: 
 
Georgian export control legislation is in final draft and will be 
introduced to GOG officials at a seminar in Warsaw, Poland on 
December 9-11. The following GOG agencies will be represented during 
the meeting: Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Economic Development, 
Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs, Parliament, President's Administration, and the Security 
Council.  Also attending will be representatives from EU donor 
countries and the EA and PC. 
 
  III. RED FLAG ISSUES: 
 
  None 
 
  POC for this report is Charles Hiscock, EXBS Program Advisor. 
  Telephone +995 32 277312. 
 
  BASS

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