Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media in Pankisi (November 16)

Ambassador Kelly visits Pankisi. Photo: State Dept
Ambassador Kelly visits Pankisi. Photo: State Dept
Ambassador Kelly visits Pankisi. Photo: State Dept

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media in Pankisi (November 16)


Q-n about the purpose of the visit

Ambassador Kelly:  The main purpose of the visit for me today is, of course, to meet with the some of the people in Pankisi.  I just had a very good meeting with the some of the elders with whom we talked about some of the challenges and opportunities, but I think that the most immediate reason is that we wanted to highlight the opportunities that entrepreneurship can provide.  We have a young entrepreneur from the United States who made a presentation here, Betsy Fore.  Of course,USAID is very active here as well in supporting small businesses and agriculture, so I am here to learn from people who are involved in small business and agriculture here.