Acting Assistant Secretary Philip Reeker visits the Administrative Boundary Line near the village Odzisi (September 8)

Acting Assistant Secretary Philip Reeker visits the Administrative Boundary Line near the village Odzisi (September 8) Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker expresses his concern about de facto authorities’ repeated threats to close ABL crossing points for “indefinite” periods of time following a briefing by Georgian officials while …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media (August 16)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media (August 16)   q-n about recent events in Gugutiantkari Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: The United States government is deeply troubled by the news that the Russian backed authorities in South Ossetia have resumed building fencing at the village of Gugutiantkari. This is a very negative development, it harms security in …

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CDA Elisabeth Rood visits Tserovani (August 7)

CDA Elisabeth Rood visits Tserovani (August 7) “In the 11 years since the Russian invasion of Georgia, each of these houses has come to tell a story of loss – the loss of families, friends, homes, and loved ones. But they also tell stories of courage, friendship, and the resilience of people and the country …

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Elizabeth Rood’s Comments to Media at GDRP Live-fire (July 16)

Elizabeth Rood’s Comments to Media at GDRP Live–fire (July 16)   Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood:  One of the most important parts of the U.S. – Georgia partnership in the military and security sphere is the Georgia Defense Readiness Program and this year’s training is taking place within this program.  In the …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Georgia’s European Way Conference (July 12)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Georgia’s European Way Conference  Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: I congratulate Georgia on hosting the 16th conference on Georgia’s European Way.  This conference also coincides with the 10th anniversary of Georgia’s participation in the Eastern Partnership with the European Union.  It is a good time …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media on the sidelines of the 16th annual conference on Georgia’s European Way in Batumi (July 11)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media on the sidelines of the 16th annual conference on Georgia’s European Way in Batumi (July 11) q-n about the conference and the importance of diversifying markets for Georgia in the  light of recent events Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood:  Well, we congratulate Georgia on convening this 16th annual conference on Georgia’s …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Family Picnic Celebrating Independence Day Jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce (July 6)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Family Picnic Celebrating Independence Day Jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce (July 6)   Q-n about the celebration of the grounds of the U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: We are very happy today to be celebrating the 243rd anniversary of the United States of America with …

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Elizabeth Rood’s Comments to Media at Peace Corps G-19 Swearing-In Ceremony (July 5)

Elizabeth Rood’s Comments to Media at Peace Corps G-19 Swearing-In Ceremony (July 5)   Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood:  I am very pleased that these 41 new volunteers of the Peace Corps will start their duty all around Georgia.  Since 2001, more than 900 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Georgia.  The …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Independence Day Celebration Organized by American Friendship Club (July 4)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Independence Day Celebration Organized by American Friendship Club (July 4)   Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: it is a great pleasure to join with Friends of the United States’ in Georgia to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of America’s independence. July 4th is a very important …

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Charge d’affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 4th of July Reception (July 3)

Charge d’affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 4th of July Reception   Q-n: about the 4th of July Reception Charge d’affaires Elizabeth Rood: It is a great pleasure to celebrate tonight the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, and it is a special honor and pleasure to celebrate …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood at Diplomat Discussion Series (June 15)

CDA Elizabeth Rood at Diplomat Discussion Series (June 15) Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: I am very pleased to meet the open media group today and colleagues from my embassy, and from the Georgian parliament, in this discussion for students and young professionals. We plan to discuss our partnership, our cooperation in the areas of economy, …

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CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at MCC Renovated School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Kutaisi (June 6)

CDA Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at MCC Renovated School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Kutaisi (June 6)   At the reopening of Kutaisi #10 and #32 Public Schools reopening Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: Through our $54 million investment in Georgia’s schools, we will help Georgian students get a world-class education.  Nearly 1,500 students in Kutaisi …

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Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at USDA Food for Progress Program Launch Ceremony (May 28)

Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at USDA Food for Progress Program Launch Ceremony (May 28) Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: We are pleased to announce the start of the new five-year USDA Food for Progress program. This $14.5 million program will strengthen Georgia’s beef and dairy industries. Land O’Lakes will implement this …

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CDA Wilson’s comment made to the media at Georgian–American University celebrating the 27th anniversary of U.S.–Georgia diplomatic relations (May 2)

Charge d’Affairs Ross Wilson’s comment made to the media at the Georgian –American University celebrating the 27th anniversary of U.S. – Georgia diplomatic relations (May 2)   Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Ambassador Wilson: So, this is a really happy day here, to commemorate 27 years of U.S.-Georgian relations and the opening of our Embassy almost …

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CDA participation in Deployment Ceremony for 43rd Georgian Infantry Battalion (April 8)

CDA participation in Deployment Ceremony for 43rd Georgian Infantry Battalion  (April 8)   On April 8, 2019, Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 43rd Georgia Infantry Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team prior to their deployment to Afghanistan in support of NATO’s Resolute Support …

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CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to the Media at Georgian Media Partnership Program (GMPP) Roundtable Meeting (April 3)

CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to the Media at Georgian Media Partnership Program (GMPP) Roundtable Meeting (April 3)   Q-n about the Georgian Media Partnership Program, its importance, and goals CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson:  We are delighted to have this Georgia Media Partnership Program here today.  Free and independent media are essential to democracy in any country, and obviously, that includes …

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CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Millennium Innovation Awards Ceremony (March 28)

CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Millennium Innovation Awards Ceremony (March 28)   Q-n about the event Charge d’affairs, Ambassador Wilson: I am delighted to be a part of this Annual Millennium Innovation Awards Ceremony that recognizes excellence achieved by young people of Georgia in science, technology, engineering, and math. These are the kinds of skills young …

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CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Women’s Empowerment Forum (March 26)

CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Women’s Empowerment Forum (March 26) Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Ambassador Ross Wilson: I was greatly honored to take part in the opening of this conference here organized by the Gender Equality Council and the USAID. It showcases women, dozens of women, who are in that room accomplishing …

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CDA Wilson’s Speech at “Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead” Conference on the 2018 Presidential Election (March 22)

CDA Wilson’s Speech at “Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead” Conference on the 2018 Presidential Election (March 22) As delivered Tbilisi Good morning.  It is a pleasure and honor to be here and to represent the United States at this periodic conference. I want to thank all of you who are here and the other organizations …

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CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at the Conference “The 2018 Presidential Election: Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead” (M

CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at the Conference “The 2018 Presidential Election: Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead” (March 22) Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Ambassador Wilson:  I am very pleased and honored to be at this conference today, to take a look at the lessons learned coming out of last year’s elections and the kind …

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CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Press after his meeting with Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze (March 15)

CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Press after his meeting with Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze (March 15)   Q-n about the 2018 Human Rights Report CDA Wilson: So first to answer your question on the Human Rights Report, as I think everybody knows, the annual human rights reports for all countries around the world were released yesterday in Washington.  They aim to provide a …

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Ross Wilson’s Comments to Media at Gender Equality for Business Award Ceremony (March 11)

Ross Wilson’s Comments to Media at Gender Equality for Business Award Ceremony (March 11) Q-n about the event Charge d’affairs, Ambassador Ross Wilson: I am delighted to be a part of today’s Business Awards for Gender Equality that the United States’ government helps to support here, as part of a broader effort to promote the success of Georgia, and the success of a half …

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Ambassador Wilson’s Comment to Media at DEA “I Choose My Future” Program Presentation (March 7)

Ambassador Wilson’s Comment to Media at DEA “I Choose My Future” Program Presentation (March 7)   Q-n about the event Charge d’Affairs, Ambassador Wilson: I am absolutely delighted to be paying my first visit to this university as a way to show support for Georgia and to help promote Georgia’s success and especially, to advocate with young people …

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Meeting with students participating in the “I Choose My Future” program at Tbilisi State University (March 7)

Meeting with students participating in the “I Choose My Future” program at Tbilisi State University (March 7)   On March 7, at 11:00, Charge d’Affairs, Ross Wilson will open a presentation on the prevention of drug abuse and address TSU students at a large assembly hall of the first building of Tbilisi State University. The …

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Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Comment to Media at the 6th National Hepatitis C Workshop (March 6)

Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Comment to Media at the 6th National Hepatitis C Workshop (March 6)   Q-n about the progress made in the Hepatitis C elimination program CDA Ross Wilson: the United States is very proud of our cooperation here on Hepatitis C elimination program in this country. Through this program some 1.5 million citizens …

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Ambassador Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Pace Terminal OPIC Loan Approval Event (February 4)

Ambassador Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Pace Terminal OPIC Loan Approval Event (February 4) Q-n about the event Chargé d’affaires, Ambassador Wilson: The project that was inaugurated today, I think, will be extremely important in bolstering the Georgian economy, providing new access to international markets for Georgian producers and new connections through Georgia to the Caucasus and …

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CDA Ambassador Wilson’s comments to media during the USS Donald Cook visit (January 22)

Q-n about USS Donald Cook visit Ambassador Wilson:  Let me say, first of all, I am delighted to be on my first ever visit to Batumi.  Unfortunately, it is not a beautiful day but hopefully will be tomorrow and I am very happy to be here.  Second, it is a pleasure to welcome to Batumi, …

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Ambassador Wilson visits USS Donald Cook in Batumi (January 22)

  Ambassador Wilson visits USS Donald Cook in Batumi (January 22) Ambassador Wilson, along with Minister of Defense Izoria, visits the USS Donald Cook in Batumi. The Ambassador underscored the importance of the visit, and of the strong friendship between the United States and Georgia.

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CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s comments to media on the sidelines of the WRAIR 125th Anniversary Celebration (December 17)

CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s comments to media on the sidelines of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s (WRAIR) 125th Anniversary Celebration  (December 17) Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i:  I am very pleased to be able to take part in this ceremony to commemorate the 125th the anniversary of the Walter Reed Army Medical Institute, which is an important part of America’s commitment to this country and to healthcare …

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Ambassador Ross Wilson, CDA, Comment on Inauguration Ceremony (December 16)

Ambassador Ross Wilson, CDA, Comment on Inauguration Ceremony (December 16)   Q-n about the inauguration, the confrontation between the opposition and law enforcement representatives, pressure on the police from the opposition, and about the developments in general Ambassador Ross Wilson, CDA:  The United Stars was proud and pleased to take part in the inauguration ceremony.  We were represented by …

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Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Remarks at Interagency, Command-Staff Exercise “DIDGORI 2018” (December 10)

Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Remarks at Interagency, Command-Staff Exercise “DIDGORI 2018” (December 10) Comment to Media: Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., on the sidelines of DIDGORI 2018 Exercise Opening Ceremony:  It is a pleasure and an honor to represent the United States of America here at Didgori 2018 – a very important exercise …

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Launching Ceremony at the San Diego State University-Georgia Career Development Center (December 7)

Launching Ceremony at the San Diego State University-Georgia Career Development Center (December 7) On December 7, Chargé Wilson spoke at a ceremony launching the San Diego State University-Georgia Career Development Center.  He also announced the awarding of several new academic scholarships supported by the U.S. Embassy.  In his comments, the Chargé acknowledged the importance of …

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Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., meets His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II of the Georgian Orthodox Church (November 30)

Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., meets His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II of the Georgian Orthodox Church (November 30) Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., was honored to meet His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II of the Georgian Orthodox Church on November 30.  The Church is a fundamental part of Georgia’s history.  Time and time again, its …

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CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Hepatitis C TAG Meeting (November 29)

CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Hepatitis C TAG Meeting (November 29) Q-n about the event Ambassador Ross Wilson:  It’s is a pleasure and honor to be part of today’s event. I think this is an extremely important initiative that the Georgian authorities have embarked on to eliminate Hepatitis C in this country.  It has …

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CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Comment to Media at ISFED (November 21)

CDA Ambassador Ross Wilson’s Comment to Media at ISFED (November 21) Q-n about the meeting with representatives of local observer missions Ambassador Ross Wilson:  I was very pleased to have the opportunity here at ISFED to hear from several of the important civil society organizations that are following elections.  What this and other civil society organizations …

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CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at MIA Launch (November 20)

CDA Ross Wilson’s Remarks to Media at MIA Launch (November 20) Q-n about the event Ambassador Ross Wilson: I am delighted to launch this Millennium Innovations Award competition today. The purpose is to encourage young Georgians to study science, math, technology, engineering and to be part of an innovation economy of tomorrow. Q-n about the …

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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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