EU Ambassador on World Maritime Day:
'Georgian maritime sector moving closer to Europe'

A baby-boy wears maritime uniform on the Seafarer's Day celebrations in Batumi. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 24 Sep 2020 - 13:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Black Sea town of Batumi, which is home to the country's State Maritime Academy, is celebrating World Maritime Day today. 

EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell marked the day and noted the European Union and Georgia have been working step-by-step to ensure that the Black Sea becomes a bridge 'that unites us and brings us closer together'. 

Watch Hartzell's full speech here: