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    A U.S. frigate arrived in the Georgian port of Poti on Monday as part of a two-day visit, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Georgia said.

    TBILISI, December 29 (RIA Novosti) - A U.S. frigate arrived in the Georgian port of Poti on Monday as part of a two-day visit, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Georgia said.

    The USS Taylor (FFG-50) guided missile frigate would make a two-day regular port call the spokesman said, adding that no drills were planned during the stopover.

    The 20-member crew will be met by representatives of the local administration and the Georgian Coast Guard, and a number of cultural events have been scheduled, he said.

    U.S. warships have made similar visits to the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi since 2001.

    The USS Barry (DDG-52) guided missile destroyer visited Georgia in late November.

    The U.S. supported its ally Georgia throughout the August conflict with Russia over Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia.

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