Ambassador Ross Wilson’s comments to media in Kutaisi after the Launch of the USAID Agriculture Program (November 19)

Ambassador Ross Wilson’s comments to media in Kutaisi after the Launch of the USAID Agriculture Program (November 19)   Q-n about the new USAID Agriculture Program U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassador Wilson:  Let me say first how delighted I am to be here in Kutaisi.  I had the opportunity to come here several years ago and it is terrific that ...
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Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at IBSU 11th Annual Conference in American Studies (November 8)

Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at IBSU 11th Annual Conference in American Studies (November 8) Q-n about the event CDA, Elizabeth Rood: I’m very pleased to participate in International Black Sea University’s eleventh American Studies Conference.  The International Black Sea University is a long-standing, good partner of the American Embassy. And the university and this conference, in ...
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Chargé D’affaires Elizabeth Rood Emphasizes Importance of Vocational Education (November 5)

Chargé D’affaires Elizabeth Rood Emphasizes Importance of Vocational Education (November 5)   Chargé D’affaires Elizabeth Rood opened Third-annual “Investing in Human Capital” TVET Conference together with Minister of Education Batiashvili, and MCC Deputy Vice-President Lona Stoll.  Chargé Rood emphasized that everyone present at the conference plays an important role in shaping Georgia’s economic future as a member of ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media At Georgian Defence and Security Conference (November 1)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media At Georgian Defence and Security Conference (November 1) Q-n about the event CDA, Elizabeth Rood: Georgia is a country that faces many challenges and conferences like this in which we have a dialogue about those challenges and how we cooperate to assist Georgia in meeting those challenges are very ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks at Stratcom Launch Ceremony (October 22)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks at Stratcom Launch Ceremony (October 22)   Q-n about the event CDA, Elizabeth Rood: Georgia has made its decision for integration with Western institutions—the European Union and NATO—and this is a choice that the United States fully supports.  There are many benefits for Georgia now for these decisions; for example, Georgians already enjoy benefits economically ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Chibati Public School (October 19)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Chibati Public School (October 19) Q-n about the event CDA, Elizabeth Rood: I am very happy to have an opportunity today to visit Chibati Public school, together with the Mayor of Lanchkhuti municipality, and to meet Georgia’s former teacher of the year, Lado Apkhazava, who has done an extraordinary job of ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Coastguard Boat Commissioning Ceremony (October 18)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Coastguard Boat Commissioning Ceremony (October 18) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood: This is a very happy day in the partnership between the United States and Georgia because we are transferring from the United States’ Coastguard to the Georgian Coastguard these two Island-class patrol boats. These boats are going to strengthen Georgia’s maritime ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Third Tbilisi International Forum for Regional Stability (October 4)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Third Tbilisi International Forum for Regional Stability (October 4)   Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood:  The threat of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists or other malicious actors is a very real one, and the Black Sea region faces ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team (September 28)

CDA Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team (September 28) On September 28, CDA Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team prior to their deployment to Afghanistan ...
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Chargé d’affaires Rood and USAID Mission Director Wiebler meet election observation organizations (September 26)

Chargé d’affaires Rood and USAID Mission Director Wiebler meet local election observation organizations (September 26) Elections are the foundation of democracy. Today Chargé d’affaires Elizabeth Rood and USAID Mission Director Peter Wiebler met with local and international election observation organizations. Election observers help deter fraud; expose problems and irregularities; provide an accurate measure of the quality of ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood Participated in School Ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Kvemo Kartli (September 20)

CDA Elizabeth Rood Participated in School Ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Kvemo Kartli (September 20) Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood joined the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), MCA-Georgia, Georgian government senior leadership, and members of the local authorities in a ceremony dedicated to the reopening of two schools in Kvemo Kartli, Georgia: Rustavi # 4 and Gardabani #4 Public Schools.  In her address to guests, Chargé d’Affaires ...
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CDA Rood together with Millennium Challenge Corporation COO, San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Millennium Challenge Corporation COO and San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi (September 19) Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood joined San Diego State University (SDSU), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), MCA-Georgia, and Georgian government senior leadership to welcome 230 rising freshmen at San Diego State University in Georgia, a top U.S. university ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Samegrelo Hazelnut Drying Factory Opening (August 8)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Samegrelo Hazelnut Drying Factory Opening (August 8)   Question about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood: The government of the United States of America has been investing in Georgia’s hazelnut sector since 2010 through USAID.  We have a great partnership with the Georgian government and the private sector.  This new facility offers very important services ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 4th of July Celebration at IBSU (July 4)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 4th of July Celebration at IBSU (July 4) Q-n about today’s event CDA Elizabeth Rood: I’m very happy to be celebrating America’s Independece day here, at the International Black Sea University along with our friends and partners. Q-n about the importance of independence day and how Americans celebrate it CDA ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the National Infection Prevention and Control Stakeholder’s Meeting (July 27)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the National Infection Prevention and Control Stakeholder’s Meeting (July 27)   Q-n about the importance of the program and the involvement of the U.S. Embassy CDA Rood:  The United States Embassy, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is assisting the Government of Georgia to implement best practices in infection ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Tbilisi Tolerance and Inclusion Week Dance Performance (June 23)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Tbilisi Tolerance and Inclusion Week Dance Performance (June 23) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood: The U.S. Embassy is proud to support tolerance and inclusion week.  We believe that all Georgians should feel included and valued, and have an opportunity to participate fully in society.  Today’s performance ...
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Chargé d’affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Georgia’s European Way Conference (June 14)

Chargé d’affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Georgia’s European Way Conference (June 14) Q-n about the event CDA Rood:  This conference is called Georgia’s European Way and the United States has a presence at this conference because we firmly and deeply support Georgia’s choice for Euro-Atlantic integration.  We consider that choice irreversible and we do a great deal ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Rustavi American Corner (June 13)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Rustavi American Corner (June 13) Q-n about the event CDA Rood: I am very happy to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Rustavi American Corner and the opening of a new and renovated space.  American Corners throughout Georgia provide good programming and information, ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Hybrid Warfare Symposium (June 12)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Hybrid Warfare Symposium (June 12) Q-n about the importance of today’s event Elizabeth Rood: Hybrid threats are very real danger to Georgia, to NATO, to our allies and partners. Those who use hybrid threats seek to undermine unity among our neighbors and our partners and our alliances, and they ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Teachers’ Conference (June 9)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Teachers’ Conference (June 9) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood: I am pleased to recognize the commitment of Georgian teachers to strengthening their skills in teaching STEM subjects. The U.S. government’s Millenium Challenge Corporation is financing this conference as part of its $140 million investment in Georgian education. ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Statement to Media at MCC-Funded School Rehabilitation in Vani (May 31)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Statement to Media at MCC-Funded School Rehabilitation in Vani (May 31) I am very happy to be here in Vani today to announce the beginning of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s final phase of school renovations.  The renovation of the Vani school is part of $140 million investment that the Millennium  Challenge Corporation is making ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s comment made to media following a meeting with members of the High Council of Justice of Georgia (May 16)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s comment made to media following a meeting with members of the High Council of Justice of Georgia (May 16)   Q-n about the content of the CDA’s meeting with the High Council of Justice and the challenges facing Georgia’s judiciary CDA Elizabeth Rood: The development of the rule of law in Georgia has been ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at the Fulbright Scholarship Launch Reception (May 1)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at the Fulbright Scholarship Launch Reception (May 1) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood:  One of the most important things any country can do to invest in its economic development is [to invest in] the education of the future generation, and we’re very pleased that for many years now the United ...
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Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell’s statement to media during his visit to the administrative boundary line at Odzisi, Dusheti District (May 1)

Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell’s statement to media during his visit to the administrative boundary line at Odzisi, Dusheti District (May 1) Dr. A. Wess Mitchell: Thank you for being here this morning.  Ten years ago there was a war here and I am here today to remind the Russian Government that the world has not forgotten ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 11th Battalion Deployment Ceremony (April 24)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 11th Battalion Deployment Ceremony (April 24) Q-n about the event CDA Rood: It is a great honor for me today to attend this ceremony in which we send off to Afghanistan the brave Georgian soldiers of the 11th Battalion along with the American sailors and Marines of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the U.S. Embassy Earth Day Event (April 22)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the U.S. Embassy Earth Day Event (April 22) Q-n about the event CDA Rood:  Today we celebrate Earth Day.  This is the day when we take care of our environment, and today I am here together with the Mayor of Tbilisi to celebrate Earth Day.  We know that air pollution is ...
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U.S. Embassy Earth Day Celebration (April 20)

U.S. Embassy Earth Day Celebration (April 20)   TBILISI, April 20, 2016 – Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood and Mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 13:00, at a U.S. Embassy event at Autotest Georgien (127 Tbilisi – Senaki Highway).  The theme of this year’s Earth Day celebration ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media on the margins of a Georgian Government meeting on the “Step for Better a Future” peace initiative

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media on the margins of a Georgian Government meeting on the “Step for Better a Future” peace initiative (April 18)   Q-n about Step for Better a Future project for the occupied territories of Georgia and how the Embassy plans to support it Elizabeth Rood: The United States, first of all, ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Conference – Support for the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Georgia (April 18)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Conference – Support for the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Georgia (April 18) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood: The United States’ Embassy has number of programs in Georgia that seek to strengthen civil society through empowering women and strengthening women’s voice and involvement. And, one of the ways ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Peace Corps G-18 Arrival Ceremony (April 17)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Peace Corps G-18 Arrival Ceremony (April 17) Q-n about the event CDA Elizabeth Rood: The eighteenth group of 68 Peace Corps Trainees has arrived to Georgia this afternoon.  They will be going through an intensive, eleven-week training focused on language, culture, and technical skills.  After successfully completing the training, they will be sworn-in ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media during the tour of the Anaklia deep sea port construction (April 16)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media during the tour of the Anaklia deep sea port construction (April 16) Q-n:  Question about the Freedom House report and how it was “perceived as biased against the Georgian Government”  CDA Rood: Freedom House is an independent organization and they have completed their report according to their own criteria.  I will ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media at International Black Sea University (April 2)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comments to media at International Black Sea University (April 2) Q-n about today’s event CDA Rood:  I am here today to visit the International Black Sea University.  Since 1995, the International Black Sea University has provided high quality education to Georgian students.  It is one of the largest and strongest private universities in Georgia, and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comments to media at the Economic Policy Research Institute essay contest award ceremony (March 30)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comments to media at the Economic Policy Research Institute essay contest award ceremony (March 30)   Q-n about the Economic Policy Research Institute essay contest winners CDA Rood:  Today’s event was part of a very exciting project in which school children all across Georgia are learning civic education through the grant that we have ...
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DCM Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Business for Gender Equality Award Ceremony (March 20)

Q-n about the event Elizabeth Rood: We know that everywhere where women are included in the workplace and where women have greater economic opportunity there is greater prosperity for all, and for that reason the United States is very pleased through the Millennium Challenge Corporation and through other programs of the United States’ government to ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission, Elizabeth Rood’s Speech at the Women in Policing Conference (March 6)

I feel very honored today to address 250 police officers representing 13 countries.  As a woman who has raised a family while pursuing a career, like many of you, I know the challenges of doing two full-time jobs at once. Yet your positions as police officers place additional burdens on you at work and at ...
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The U.S. Government Supports Georgian Firefighters (August 26)

“We admire the efforts of Georgia’s emergency response personnel. They are working as heroes to extinguish the fire in Borjomi. We understand well the unique beauty and importance of the Borjomi National Forest. We want to help in this effort. Today, at the request of the Emergency Management Agency, we are donating 500 pairs of ...
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