U.S. Embassy in Georgia Statement (November 9)

U.S. Embassy in Georgia Statement (November 9) On November 8, retired Ambassador Ross Wilson arrived in Tbilisi and will assume the role of chargé d’affaires, ad interim, at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.  Ambassador Wilson is a seasoned diplomat, served as Ambassador to Turkey (2005-2008) and Azerbaijan (2000-2003), served in a similar interim charge capacity ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on 2018 Presidential elections (October 30)

U.S. Embassy Statement on 2018 Presidential elections (October 30) The U.S. Embassy takes note of the preliminary conclusions of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission that the October 28 presidential elections were competitive and professionally administered, offering voters a genuine choice.  We share international and domestic observer organizations’ concerns about shortcomings in the election process, such ...
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A New Academic Year in newly reconstructed schools in Adjara Region (September 17)

A New Academic Year in newly reconstructed schools in Adjara Region (September 17) On September 17, A/DCM Jeffrey Reneau participated in the inaugural ceremony marking the reconstruction of the public school in Dzentsmani, Adjara Autonomous Republic. US EUCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program provided funding for a complete renovation of Dzentmani and partial renovation of Zeda-Kvirike public schools ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell’s opening remarks at the Tbilisi International Conference (September 12)

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell’s opening remarks at the Tbilisi International Conference (September 12)   In many ways, the topic of Georgia and the West is much broader and much easier because I would say, as I had said in April and I will continue to say, that Georgia will be in ...
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Inclusive Hip-Hop Dance Group Promotes Disability Rights (June 18)

Inclusive Hip-Hop Dance Group Promotes Disability Rights (June 18)   TBILISI, June 18, 2018—The U.S. Embassy has brought the multi-national hip-hop dance group Ill-Abilities to Georgia June 18-23 as part of a one-week campaign called “Tolerance and Inclusion Week.” Ill-Abilities will perform with Georgian dancers from the Georgian National Wheelchair Dancesport Federation. All events are ...
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Statement of the U.S. Embassy on Judicial Reform (May 18)

Georgia has taken great steps in recent years to protect the independence of its judiciary.  The U.S. Government supports Parliament and its efforts to provide a legal framework that discourages improper judicial influence and informal governance.  To foster greater public trust, we urge the government to adopt a transparent legal framework.  This framework should guide ...
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Message of Condolence from the U.S. Embassy (May 8)

It is with great sadness that the U.S. Embassy confirms the passing of one of its employees, Mark Mitchell, in a motor vehicle accident on May 6.  Local authorities are investigating.  Mark was an invaluable member of the USAID team and his absence is deeply felt.  The U.S. Embassy community expresses its heartfelt condolences to ...
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ParaShoot – Short Film Marathon throughout the Georgia (May 7)

ParaShoot – Short Film Marathon throughout the Georgia (May 7)   The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is proud to partner with the NGO Democracy Lab to launch ParaShoot, a short film challenge open to professional and first-time filmmakers throughout Georgia who want to use film to improve their country. The goal of the marathon is to ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media Following Meeting with Opposition Leaders (March 5)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media Following Meeting with Opposition Leaders (March 5) Q-n about the meeting and whether Tatunashvili’s death was discussed Ambassador Ian Kelly: I think you know that these are sad weeks for me.  I am going to leave in less than three weeks from now.  I am starting to make calls on my good friends and ...
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Measuring Progress towards Improved Animal Health in Georgia (March 1)

Measuring Progress towards Improved Animal Health in Georgia (March 1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Georgian Animal Health Program focuses on reducing the incidences of priority animal diseases across the country. In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, the program supports a National Animal Health Program (NAHP) Steering Group (SG) and ...
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Death of Georgian Citizen Archil Tatunashvili in South Ossetia (February 26)

Death of Georgian Citizen Archil Tatunashvili in South Ossetia (February 26) The United States is deeply concerned by the death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili during his February 22 arrest and detention in Tskhinvali.  We express our condolences to Mr. Tatunashvili’s family and call on the responsible persons, including Russian officials exercising de facto control ...
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USDA Strengthens Private Veterinary Sector capacity in Georgia (February 26)

USDA Strengthens Private Veterinary Sector capacity in Georgia (February 26) During the February 26 – March 1 USDA has conducted an intensive “Organizational and Business Development Training Course” for West Georgia VRA members in Kutaisi, Imereti region. The objectives of the intensive coursed were to strengthen organizational and business plan development skills focusing on management ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Joint Military Force (January 26)

U.S. Embassy Statement on Joint Military Force (January 26) The United States condemns the Russian Federation’s ratification of an agreement secured with the de facto leaders in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia regarding a joint military force.  We do not recognize the legitimacy of this so-called “treaty,” which does not constitute a valid international ...
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NASA Astronaut Heide Piper Promotes Female Empowerment (November 29)

NASA Astronaut Heide Piper Promotes Female Empowerment and Careers in Science as Part of the U.S. Embassy’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (November 29)   Heide Piper, NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain from Minnesota, will visit Georgia December 2-8 as the second speaker in the U.S. Embassy’s 16 Days of Activism ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Wounded Warrior Center (November 27)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Wounded Warrior Center (November 27) The United States is very pleased and honored to have helped with this facility here, to help restore and promote the physical and the mental well-being  of these heroes — both the Georgian and the Ukrainian, and we look forward to continuing this cooperation. I use ...
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Ambassador Kelly Extends Condolences to Batumi Fire Victims (November 27)

Ambassador Kelly Extends Condolences to Batumi Fire Victims (November 27) On behalf of the United States Embassy, I would like to express my very deep condolences to the victims of the tragic events of this weekend in Batumi.  They really were tragic events. Batumi is one of my favorite places in Georgia.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media after Meeting with the Speaker of Parliament (November 27)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media after Meeting with the Speaker of Parliament (November 27) Q-n about the purpose of the meeting Ambassador Kelly: We requested this meeting.  We were very interested to hear about plans for a fourth wave of the judicial reform, and the reason we are interested in it is, of course, that we want to be helpful; we want ...
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The United States support Georgian Government to modernize agricultural sector (November 24)

The United States support Georgian Government to modernize agricultural sector (November 24) Ambassador Kelly met with the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia (MoA) and National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) to highlight United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  assistance to the MoA and Geostat to improve the capacity for  collecting, analyzing, and disseminating agricultural data ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the EPAG Job Fair (November 18)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the EPAG Job Fair (November 18) Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly:  First of all, I want to thank David and the Alumni Association for inviting me here. It is a real pleasure for me to be here. This is really all about connecting Georgia’s best and brightest, Georgia’s ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media in Pankisi (November 16)

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 ...
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USDA continues to support Georgia for improving animal health throughout the country (November 14)

USDA continues to support Georgia for improving animal health throughout the country (November 14)   Eighteen members of Georgia’s National Animal Health Program (NAHP) Steering Group met today to mark the capstone of another successful year for improving animal health throughout the country. This thematic co-ordination group of animal and human health experts represented by ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at Global Entrepreneurship Week Opening Reception (November 12)

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 ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 promotes Job Creation throughout Georgia (November 9)

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 promotes Job Creation throughout Georgia (November 9) The U.S. Embassy and partner organizations will promote innovation and entrepreneurship November 12-18 within the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017.  This year’s theme, Women First, Prosperity for All, highlights the importance of women-led businesses and female-friendly working environments.  The U.S. Embassy will launch ...
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DCM Elisabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at NDC Training Graduation (November 8)

DCM Elisabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at NDC Training Graduation (November 7) Q-n about the event DCM Elizabeth Rood:  In the United States we have a saying ‘Dog is man’s best friend’, but these dogs are really, seriously, helping Georgia’s borders. These dogs and their handlers had practice and training in the U.S. and soon they will start working in Georgia, in the Batumi, ...
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DCM Elisabeth Rood Marks Completion of Mine Clearance Project in West Georgia (November 1)

DCM Elisabeth Rood Marks Completion of Mine Clearance Project in West Georgia (November 1) Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood and Japanese Ambassador Tadaharu Uehara unveiled a plaque in Chognari, West Georgia, to commemorate the completion of a mine clearing project implemented by HALO Trust.  The project, co-funded by the United States and Japan, removed mines and unexploded ordnance from more ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at U.S. Trade Mission Opening (October 19)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at U.S. Trade Mission Opening (October 19)   Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly:  This is a part of our overall program of support for the government’s plan to increase trade investment, and of course, it is a part of our overall plan to support the Georgian government’s stated aspirations to integrate with the Western community.  This ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Constitutional Amendments (October 13)

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Constitutional Amendments (October 13) The Embassy believes that constitutional changes create the strongest basis for lasting reform when they enjoy broad-based consensus across parties and society. The Embassy places strong weight on the opinion of the Venice Commission, and supports its recommendations. We are disappointed that the sides involved could ...
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Marvel Comics’ author and illustrator David Mack visits Georgia (October 3)

Marvel Comics’ author and illustrator David Mack visits Georgia (October 3) The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the visit of Marvel Comics’ author and illustrator David Mack, best known for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Fight Club 2 and American Gods.  David Mack is also the creator of his own best-selling series of graphic novels, Kabuki.  ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s media engagement at the Voyager anniversary event , Tech Park Georgia (September 25)

Ambassador Kelly’s media engagement at the Voyager anniversary event , Tech Park Georgia (September 25) Ambassador Kelly:  I would like to thank Tech Park for inviting me to participate in this very important ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager spacecraft.  It is a very significant anniversary because Voyager is the only human-manufactured vehicle to actually go beyond ...
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The Voyager Mission 40th anniversary (September 19)

The Voyager Mission 40th anniversary (September 19)   The U.S. Embassy is proud to take part in the Voyager Mission 40th anniversary events. Over the course of 4 days, former and current NASA engineers will share their experiences and look at the future of space exploration. NASA engineers will meet with tech-related startups and small ...
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Condolences on the Death of Junior Sergeant Mdinari Bebiashvili from U.S. Ambassador Ian C. Kelly (August 4)

Condolences on the Death of Junior Sergeant Mdinari Bebiashvili from U.S. Ambassador Ian C. Kelly (August 4) The entire U.S. Embassy community extends our deepest sympathies to the family of Junior Sergeant Mdinari Bebiashvili and to the people of Georgia for their recent loss in Afghanistan.  We also extend our sincerest condolences to Junior Sergeant ...
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Public Affairs Officer Courtney Austrian’s Remarks to Media at Gelati Onsight Session (March 30)

Public Affairs Officer Courtney Austrian’s Remarks to Media at Gelati Onsight Session (March 30) Question about the event Courtney Austrian: The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation was established in 2001 to help preserve culture around the world.  The first grant into Georgia was made in 2001. In the time since then, there have been 16 ...
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Statement: United States Condemns Planned Illegitimate Referendum in South Ossetia (February 14)

Statement: United States Condemns Planned Illegitimate Referendum in South Ossetia (February 14) The U.S. Embassy condemns the decision to conduct an illegitimate “referendum” in Georgia’s South Ossetia region, planned for April 9.  Such provocative actions erode trust and confidence and undermine the Geneva International Discussions.  The United States will not recognize the results of an illegitimate referendum that is conducted in Georgian territory without ...
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Ambassador Meets with Sports Visitor Program Participants

Ambassador Meets with Sports Visitor Program Participants Georgia is going to the NBA All-Stars!  Ambassador Kelly met with eight girls from across Georgia who are departing for America to attend a one-week basketball camp.  At the end of this U.S. State Department-sponsored exchange program, the girls, who represent ethnic Georgians, Armenians, Azeris, Kist, and IDP ...
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7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference (January 27)

7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference (January 27) The U.S. Embassy was proud to help organize the recent 7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference, this year titled “Breaking boundaries with Technology and Innovation in the Classroom.”  Hosted by the International Black Sea University, this conference brought together over 180 English Language ...
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7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference

7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference U.S. Embassies in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine 7th SOUTH CAUCASUS REGIONAL ELT CONFERENCE “Breaking boundries with technology and innovation in the Classroom” January 27-28, 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM CALL FOR PARTICIPATION U.S. Embassy Georgia is pleased to announce the 7th South Caucasus Regional English Language ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s comments to the media made at the Georgian Public Broadcaster during the launch of the Embassy-sponsored grant program to improve a

Ambassador Kelly’s comments to the media made at the Georgian Public Broadcaster during the launch of the Embassy-sponsored grant program to improve access to information for ethnic minorities (October 11) Q-n Request for comment on Georgia’s parliamentary elections   Ambassador Kelly: The United States Embassy agrees with the assessment of the international observers, the OSCE’s Office of ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Explosion in Tbilisi (October 5)

U.S. Embassy Statement on Explosion in Tbilisi (October 5) The U.S. Embassy condemns acts of violence meant to harm Georgian citizens and the democratic process in Georgia.  Together with the international community, we have called on all parties to refrain from violence and respect the rule of law.  Political violence has no place in a ...
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Embassy Donates Equipment to Police Academy (September 16)

Embassy Donates Equipment to Police Academy (September 16) On September 16, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Director Michael McMahon met with Givi Mikanadze, the newly appointed Rector of the Academy of Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs.  During the course of the meeting,  INL handed over to the Academy a donated ...
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