Ambassador Norland attended the Georgian NGO-s presentation of the report “Two Years in Government – Georgian Dream Performance Review October,

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On May 28, Ambassador Norland attended the Georgian NGOs’ presentation of the report “Two Years in Government – Georgian Dream Performance Review October, 2012 – December  2014.” On the sidelines of the conference journalists asked the Ambassador to share his views about the report. Ambassador Norland: Let me just say very generally that what’s important today is the process that’s underway, that a very vibrant and active NGO community in Georgia is free to express its views about the progress and the problems in governance in Georgia over the recent past.  I’ve noticed that this report only covers the period until  December 2014 and does not take into account some of the developments that have taken place in 2015.  But overall, the point here is that NGOs are free to express their views and the government is taking very seriously both the positive and the negative comments that are contained in the NGOs’ report and I believe the government has begun to respond to this already.  And as outside observers, as diplomats we of course are following this process very closely.  We commend the NGOs involved for playing the role they do.