Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at Global Entrepreneurship Week Opening Reception (November 12)

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili (Left) and Ambassador Ian Kelly. Photo: State Dept
U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly delivers his remarks. Photo: State Dept
U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly delivers his remarks. Photo: State Dept

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at Global Entrepreneurship Week Opening Reception (November 12)


Q-n about the event

Ambassador Kelly:  We’re very pleased to sponsor this Global Entrepreneurship Week.  As the name suggests, this is a celebration of entrepreneurship really around the world and the U.S. Embassy is supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week here in Georgia.  This is all about trying to encourage young people to take a risk and start up a new business and we have brought over a few Americans to help them in this process and, of course, we’ve identified a number of Georgians who can be mentors in this process as well.

Q-n about the secondary local elections

Ambassador Kelly:  Well, I think you know, from all reports the second round passed calmly and with no major incidents and, of course, we’re very pleased about that.  We look forward to working with the leaders of Georgia to make sure that Georgia continues to develop into a transparent and pluralistic democratic system and we, as always, will continue our efforts in that regard.

Q-n about the rumors on possible governmental changes

Ambassador Kelly:  We’ve been seeing these reports as well and we look forward to hearing about the decisions of the government.  I think what’s most important is the continuity of our partnership with Georgia and, of course, we look forward to working with the Prime Minister and his cabinet and like everybody else we look forward to hearing about the news, which apparently is coming out very soon.  Thank you.