Launch of South Caucasus Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SC/FELTP) Alumni Network (May 22)

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International community calls for an end to violence and discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons in Georgia (May 17)

International community calls for an end to violence and discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons in Georgia (May 17)   This joint statement is issued by the United Nations Resident Coordinator; the Ambassadors of the European Union (EU), Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; the Head of Mission of the United ...
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EU and U.S. Embassies’ Joint Statement on the Fourth Wave of Judicial Reform (May 16)

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Condemning the Attack on U.S. NGO in Kabul (May 9)

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First Anniversary of President Trump’s New Iran Strategy (May 8)

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Secretary Pompeo Tightens Nuclear Restrictions on Iran (May 3)

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Advancing the Maximum Pressure Campaign by Restricting Iran’s Nuclear Activities (May 3)

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Remarks at the Department of State Foreign Affairs Day (May 3)

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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)

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Supreme Court Legislation (May 1)

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Death of Senator Richard Lugar (April 30)

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Increased Violence in Northwest Syria (April 30)

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The Iranian Regime’s Crackdown on Women Activists (April 30)

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Death of Senator Richard Lugar (April 30)

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Statement on Ambassador Wilson’s Departure (April 25)

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You Are Welcome Here – By Ambassador Ross Wilson

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DCM Elizabeth Rood Welcomed “Participants of Global Innovation through Science and Technology” Regional Startup Training Demo Day (April 23)

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Secretary Pompeo Addresses Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka and Iranian Oil Imports (April 22)

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research specialists participate in San Diego State University / Tbilisi State University Speaker Series (April 19)

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research specialists participate in San Diego State University / Tbilisi State University Speaker Series (April 19) Paul Kwon, Shannon Walls, and Brian Knott from Medical Research Directorate- Georgia (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) participated in the San Diego State University/ Tbilisi State University  Speaker Series this Spring 2019.  The ...
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U.S. Embassy statement regarding developments at Adjara Public Broadcaster (April 18)

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2019 International Women in Policing Conference (April 15 – 18)

2019 International Women in Policing Conference (April 15 – 18)   Last week (April 15-18, 2019) the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs section of U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, in cooperation with the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Budapest hosted the 8th Annual International Women in Policing workshop (WIP) in Budapest, Hungary. INL began hosting the ...
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House Democracy Partnership Chair and Co-Chair Statement at Parliament (April 16)

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U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Georgia (April 15)

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

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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges (April 5)

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Maximum Pressure Campaign on the Regime in Iran (April 4)

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

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First American ambassador to Georgia joins board of Caucasian Journal (March 30)

First American ambassador to Georgia joins the board of Caucasian Journal (March 30)   Honorable Kent N. Brown, the first American ambassador to Georgia, became a member of advisory board of Caucasian Journal . Caucasian Journal (CJ) is a multilingual online project, launched earlier this year to assist in civil society development in South Caucasus.  Among the journal’s partners ...
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NATO’s LANDCOM signs letter of cooperation with Georgia Defence Forces (March 29)

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DAS A.Woodward and DCM E. Rood attended the screening of “16 Women for Change” short documentary films (March 28)

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

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DCM Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the Fifth Annual Women’s Conference (March 27)

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

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Briefing With Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey (March 25

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

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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

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United States Imposes New Nuclear Sanctions on Iran as it Refuses To Answer Questions Related to Its Secret Nuclear Archive (March 22)

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Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (March 21)

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Infectious Enthusiasm: Cdc Hospital Training Sparks Lifesaving Change In Georgia (March 18-19)

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Human Rights Report for 2018

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

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Observance of International Women’s Day (March 8)

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

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Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood’s media comment at International Black Sea University to Celebrate the Women’s International Day (March 7)

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

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

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Statement on the OSCE/ODIHR report on the 2018 Presidential Elections (March 2)

We welcome the release of the OSCE/ODIHR final report on the 2018 Presidential elections and share its assessment.  The comprehensive recommendations in the report address the shortcomings the Embassy and other international and domestic observers reported during the election.  We encourage the Georgian government to implement the recommendations through consultations with the political parties and ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Political Situation in Syria (February 28)

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Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Wreath Laying Ceremony in Mtskheta (February 22)

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Ambassador Wilson’s Remarks to Media at Parliament (February 21)

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U.S. Embassy Vendor Fair 2019

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A Successful Anti-human Trafficking Operation in Marneuli (February 8)

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Remarks by President Trump to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (February 6)

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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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Certified U.S. Trade Mission Brings U.S. Companies to Georgia (October 18)   TBILISI, October 18, 2017 –  U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, together with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the America-Georgia Business Council, is bringing twelve U.S. companies to Georgia for private sector and government meetings. Companies from the construction, logistics, communications, and technology sectors will hold ...
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Space Hackathon registration open now! (October 18)

Space Hackathon registration open now! (October 18)   The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is proud to announce the launch of Space Hackathon – a nationwide completion for Georgian youth.  This hackathon is meant to inspire new ideas about space and encourage interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. Distinguished former NASA astronaut Heide ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

NEW ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019 Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and ...
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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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Ambassador Kelly’s remarks to media at the Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC) (October 13)

Ambassador Kelly’s remarks to media at the Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC) (October 13) Ambassador Kelly:  I want to thank the Ministry for inviting me here today and for arranging this very informative briefing.  This is a very impressive facility and I’m very proud that the United States of America funded the construction of it.  I’m also very ...
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