Trial Judges from the Country of Georgia Visit Cobb Superior Court

Six trial judges from Georgia visited Cobb Superior Court the week of August 15, 2022, to observe jury trials and study our judicial process. The visit marks the post-pandemic resumption of a cooperative effort that has been ongoing since 2017 between the Georgian judiciary, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement …

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Ambassador Degnan met with Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Local Government Representatives

The Embassy appreciates local government partners who help us support hundreds of projects in Georgia towards our mutual goals: peace, prosperity, and security. Ambassador Degnan and regional officials in Samagrelo-Zemo Svaneti reviewed our efforts and shared future plans including USAID’s recently announced $24 million project to support local governance.

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Judge Benjamin Studdard visits Georgia

The United States continues its strong support of Georgia’s judiciary. Last week, the U.S. Embassy and Department of Justice were honored to host Judge Benjamin Studdard, a senior U.S. judge from Atlanta, Georgia.  This is Judge Benjamin Studdard’s 8th trip to Georgia since 2017 to support judicial reform and development of Jury Trial Institute. Judge …

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U.S. Government Supports Strengthening Cryptocurrency Prosecutions and Investigations of Georgia

U.S. Law Enforcement agencies represented in the Embassy have partnered to offer Cryptocurrency Seizure and Forfeiture Training to Georgian investigators and prosecutors by sharing our protocols and best practices. This training program further advances our work with Georgian law enforcement and the Prosecution Service of Georgia in drafting virtual currency seizure protocols for Georgia.   The …

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America’s steadfast support for Ukraine, European security

While Russia’s President Vladimir Putin continues to take an aggressive posture against Ukraine, the United States and its allies are calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. “President Biden has made absolutely clear to President Putin: When it comes to questions of European security, there is going to be nothing about Europe without Europe, …

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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with the EU Political and Security Committee

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with ambassadors from the EU’s Political and Security Committee today in Brussels to discuss Russia’s unprovoked military build-up along Ukraine’s border and to provide a readout of the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue, which was held yesterday in Geneva.  The meeting underscored …

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Ambassador Degnan’s Remarks to Media at C Hepatitis Elimination Progress Event

Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly Degnan:  This is a very important event today and a huge success for Georgia in its efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C. The United States, through our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is very, very proud to have partnered with Georgia’s NCDC and the Ministry of Health over the …

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Ambassador Degnan’s Remarks at Ministry of Defense GDRP Closing Assessment

  I am here at the Ministry of Defense for the assessment by the Georgian Defense Forces and the Ministry of Defense on successes of the Georgian Defense Readiness Program, which is concluding after four years. This is an opportunity to look at all of the accomplishments that have been made in the course of …

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Wishing Mr. Shota Kakulia great success when he attends the FBI’s National Academy in January!

Today, Ambassador Degnan, Legal Attaché Heather Bergey, and Resident Legal Advisors met and congratulated Mr. Kakulia on his selection, and discussed what he could expect at Quantico. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for the U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. …

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U.S. Defense Institute for International Legal Studies Discusses New Defense Code with Georgian Ministry of Defense

Members of Parliament’s Defense and Security Committee, Georgia’s Ministry of Defense legal team, Georgian Defense Forces General Staff, Georgian National Guard, and Georgian Special Operations Forces met virtually with the U.S. Defense Institute for International Legal Studies on Monday and Wednesday (the 1st and 2rd of November, respectively) to discuss Georgia’s new defense code.  The focus …

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Joint Statement Calling for a Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of France on October 5, 2020. Begin text:  The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Secretary of …

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Donation of equipment to Dmanisi Youth Medical Education Center (March 7)

Donation of equipment to Dmanisi Youth Medical Education Center (March 7) Today, the U.S. European Command Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) donated household items and equipment to Dmanisi Youth Medical Education Center, which was completely renovated through the U.S.Department of Defense Humanitarian Assistance Program in 2017.  Once fully equipped, the center will provide medical services and education to children with non-communicable …

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