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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Female NASCAR driver promotes women’s empowerment (May 21)

Female NASCAR driver promotes women’s empowerment (May 21)   TBILISI, May 21, 2018—The U.S. Embassy will bring NASCAR racecar driver Jennifer Jo Cobb to Georgia May 27-June 2 as part of a one-week campaign called “Women Can Do Anything.” Media outlets are invited to join Jennifer Cobb, Georgian female race car drivers, and Chargé d’Affaires ...
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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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African-American opera singer Grace Bumbry visits Tbilisi (April 30)

African-American opera singer Grace Bumbry visits Tbilisi (April 30)   TBILISI, April 30, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to bring African-American opera singer Grace Bumbry to Tbilisi as one of the judges for Opera Crown, the first international voice competition in Tbilisi, Hosted by the Opera and Ballet State Theater and partially sponsored ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2019-2020 Fulbright Graduate Student Program (April 30)

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2019-2020 Fulbright Graduate Student Program (April 30) TBILISI, April 30, 2018 – On Tuesday, May 1, Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Minister of Education and Science Mikheil Chkhenkeli and Bank of Georgia CEO Kakha Kiknavelidze, will announce the 2019-2020 Fulbright Graduate Student Program at a U.S. Embassy reception beginning ...
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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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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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American Entrepreneur Meagan Ward Promotes Female Empowerment and Economic Independence (November 14)

American Entrepreneur Meagan Ward Promotes Female Empowerment and Economic Independence as Part of the U.S. Embassy’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (November 14)   Tbilisi—Meagan Ward, a successful young entrepreneur and business owner from Detroit, Michigan, will visit Tbilisi and the surrounding area November 25-30, 2017.  As one of the featured speakers ...
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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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October 21 Local Elections in Georgia (October 22)

The Embassy of the United States congratulates the government and people of Georgia on yesterday’s well-administered local elections, which were held in a largely peaceful environment and respected fundamental freedoms.  We concur with the OSCE’s preliminary report, which noted positively that the candidates could campaign freely and that freedoms of assembly and expression were generally ...
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Certified U.S. Trade Mission Brings U.S. Companies to Georgia (October 18)

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. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (October 11)

U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (October 11) Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation At the forty-first round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia October 10-11, the United States expressed its continued objection to the closure of two controlled crossing points along the Abkhaz Administrative ...
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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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Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, visits Georgia (September 27)

Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, visits Georgia (September 27) The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, along with The Institute of Art History and Theory at Tbilisi State University, and The Georgian National Museum and State Museum of Folks and Applied Arts of Georgia, are proud to announce the visit ...
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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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Edward Curtis photo exhibition (September 12)

Edward Curtis photo exhibition (September 12) Opening Date: September 20, 2017  Closing Date: October 20, 2017 TBILISI, GEORGIA —The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of works by noted 20th century photographer and ethnographer, Edward Curtis. Curtis mounted expeditions for over 30 years and documented the cultures and ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Entrepreneurship in Georgia (August 21)

Tuesday, August 22, at 13:30, the Tech  Park will host Caucasus Young Leadership Program participants. Chairman of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA), Mr. George Zviadadze will welcome the 11th and 12th graders. The students will be taken on an informative tour of Tech Park, presentation on GITA’s activities, and future projects of “Enterprise Georgia”. The Caucasus ...
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Exercise Noble Partner 17 to kick off (July 20)

Exercise Noble Partner 17 to kick off (July 20) WIESBADEN, Germany – Service members from the United States, Georgia and six other participating nations will train together July 30 to Aug. 12 during the third iteration of exercise Noble Partner. The annual U.S. Army Europe-led exercise will be hosted at the Vaziani and Camp Norio ...
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Ambassador Kelly Congratulates Fulbright Scholarship Winners (July 14)

Ambassador Kelly Congratulates Fulbright Scholarship Winners (July 14)   On Monday, July 17, U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly and Irakli Gilauri, CEO of BGEO Group, will attend a reception hosted by the Bank of Georgia to congratulate eight Georgian students awarded Fulbright Graduate Student Program scholarships.  These students will travel to the U.S. this fall to ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Self-sustainability of Museums in Georgia with Exhibitions and Workshops (July 10)

U.S. Embassy Supports Self-sustainability of Museums in Georgia with Exhibitions and Workshops (July 10) From July 10 – 18, the U.S. Embassy will host U.S. museum consultant Patrick Gallagher, known for his work with the Smithsonian Museums, Grammy Museum, Spy Museum, and numerous other world-class museum facilities worldwide. During his visit, Gallagher will tour local ...
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Film Editing Workshop with Professor Jason Rosenfield (June 30)

Film Editing Workshop with Professor Jason Rosenfield (June 30) During the week of July 3 – 7, Georgian documentary filmmakers will participate in a film editing workshop at Frontline Club Georgia, 62 Lado Asatiani Street. Participants will study principles of basic story structure, the art of the cliff-hanger ending, and create their own “Sizzle Reel” ...
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State Security Service of Georgia and USA Terrorist Screening Center Sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (June 27)

State Security Service of Georgia and USA Terrorist Screening Center Sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (June 27) On June 27, 2017, Charles H. Kable IV, Assistant Director for the FBI, who currently serves as the Director of the United States Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) and Irakli Chimakadze, Head of the Counterterrorism Center, State Security of Georgia ...
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The U.S. Embassy brings NASA Engineer Sean Fuller to Georgia (June 6)

The U.S. Embassy brings NASA Engineer Sean Fuller to Georgia (June 6) U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, in coordination with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, are proud to welcome NASA engineer Sean Fuller to Georgia June 12 – 13 for a series of lectures and workshops on America’s civilian space program and the importance of science education for ...
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Tbilisi Hosts International ENAM Conference (June 2)

Tbilisi Hosts International ENAM Conference (June 2)   On June 3, 2017 U.S. Ambassador Ian C. Kelly will open the 10th Annual International Conference of the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM): Brave New Europe.   The International Conference hosting participants from 11 counties is organized by the U.S. Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia (EPAG) with ...
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Open World welcomes Delegation of Museum Curators from Georgia (May 31)

Open World welcomes Delegation of Museum Curators from Georgia (May 31) Open World Leadership Center welcomes a delegation of five museum curators from Georgia for a 10-day professional program. After an orientation in Washington, D.C., delegates will be hosted by the World Trade Center Institute in Baltimore, MD from June 3-11. Throughout the program, delegates ...
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New York Times bestselling author Isaac Marion’s visit to Georgia (May 25)

New York Times bestselling author Isaac Marion’s visit to Georgia (May 25) The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor New York Times bestselling author Isaac Marion’s visit to Georgia as part of the Tbilisi International Festival of Literature. Mr. Marion will speak at the Writer’s House of Georgia on Tuesday, May 30 at 20:00. He will ...
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The U.S. Embassy and Enterprise Georgia of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Support Film Production in Georgia (May 5)

The U.S. Embassy and Enterprise Georgia of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Support Film Production in Georgia (May 5) The United States Embassy in Tbilisi invited production manager Rebeca Rivo to lead a crash course on film production management in Tbilisi on May 8-12, 2017. Ms. Rivo works for Netflix, Sony Pictures, Universal ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks to Media at the Deployment Ceremony to Afghanistan in Senaki Air Base

  Question about the event Ambassador Kelly It is a real honor for me to participate in this ceremony. It is really symbolic of the very close partnership and friendship that has been forged between the armed forces of the United States and the armed forces of Georgia. And I just want to say what ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks at the Opening of Rehabilitation Center in Mtskheta (March 23)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks at the Opening of Rehabilitation Center in Mtskheta   Question about the event Ambassador Kelly: I was invited here by the city of Mtskheta. I particularly wanted to participate in this event because this year we are celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the United States. This project was ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Georgia (February 24)

U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Georgia (February 24) TBILISI, February 24 – A bipartisan delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives will visit Georgia from February 24 – 26, 2017 as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).  The HDP is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with ...
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CODEL McCain’s statement and press engagement at Krtsanisi National Training Center (January 2)

CODEL McCain’s statement and press engagement at Krtsanisi National Training Center (January 2) Sen. McCain: Senator Graham, Senator Klobuchar, and I, a bipartisan delegation, are here to express our support and appreciation for the Georgian military and people who have joined us in Afghanistan, who are serving with us, training with us, and defending the ...
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Senator McCain’s statement and press engagement in Khurvaleti (January 1)

Senator McCain’s statement and press engagement in Khurvaleti This man, like so many thousands of others, has had his life destroyed by Russian aggression. And we must always remember that these people deserve to have their lives back and never forget them. Q-n about the new U.S. administration and its position on the sovereignty of ...
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CODEL McCain’s statement and press engagement at the Marriott (January 2)

CODEL McCain’s statement and press engagement at the Marriott (January 2) Senator McCain:  I’m here with Senator Klobuchar from Minnesota and Senator Graham from South Carolina.  We just had a very good meeting with our friends in the opposition.  We always express support for a vigorous political climate and a viable opposition, and media freedom.  ...
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The Senators’ comments made following the meeting with President Margvelashvili (January 2)

The Senators’ comments made following the meeting with President Margvelashvili (January 2) Senator McCain:  We discussed our continued cooperation and joint efforts ranging from support for a free trade agreement, to our military cooperation and operations, to our appreciation for the brave citizens of this country who are defending freedom in Afghanistan.  And, we have ...
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FACT SHEET: Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment (December 29)

FACT SHEET: Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment (December 29)   Today, President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016.  Russia’s cyber activities were intended to influence the election, erode faith ...
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Statement by the President on Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment (December 29)

Statement by the President on Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment (December 29)   Today, I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election. These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28)

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28) 12/28/2016 01:56 PM EST Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC December 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For ...
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Transcript of DCM’s Press Interviews on Empowered Women for Peace and Development Closing Ceremony (December 22)

Transcript of DCM’s Press Interviews on Empowered Women for Peace and Development Closing Ceremony (December 22)   The U.S. Embassy, through the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Initiatives Grants Program, is pleased to have supported the Women’s Information Center’s project to empower women by improving access to education and active participation in the economy.  Not ...
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Ambassadors and senior diplomats will perform on stage in support of the ‘16 Days Campaign’ against Gender-Based Violence (December 7)

Ambassadors and senior diplomats will perform on stage in support of the ‘16 Days Campaign’ against Gender-Based Violence (December 7) This evening, seven senior diplomats will go on stage at the Marjanishvili Theatre in Tbilisi to perform in the internationally acclaimed documentary play “Seven”. Their performance will take place in support of the global 16 ...
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Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to Visit Georgia (November 11)

Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to Visit Georgia (November 11) General John Nicholson, Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan, will visit Georgia November 6-7, 2016. During the visit, General Nicholson will meet with Prime Minister Kvirikashvili, Defense Minister Levan Izoria, and other government officials.  General Nicholson will ...
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Education Fair 2016 (October 21)

Education Fair 2016 (October 21) Tbilisi, Georgia–On October 24, 2016,  The U.S. Department of State-supported network “EducationUSA” will hold its seventh annual U.S. Educational Fair at the National Parliamentary Library, Tbilisi. More than fifteen U.S. colleges and universities will participate in the fair. Among them are Syracyse University, University of Colorado Boulder, State University of ...
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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (October 6)

U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (October 6) Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation At the thirty-seventh round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia October 4-5, the United States welcomed the regular meetings of the Gali Incident Prevention Response Mechanism following its resumption in May.  This is ...
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Education Fest featuring a blues band from the U.S. (September 28)

Education Fest featuring a blues band from the U.S. (September 28) U.S. Embassy will host an Educational Festival in Koda, Telavi, Akhmeta and Tbilisi from October  1st – 5th. During the festival the Embassy is proud to present a concert by the U.S. blues band, Matuto. U.S. Embassy Educational Programs staff will be on hand ...
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MCC Deputy CEO to Visit Georgia (September 27)

MCC Deputy CEO to Visit Georgia (September 27) Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2016 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy CEO Nancy Lee will travel to Georgia this week to participate in events marking key milestones of the second compact between MCC and the Government of Georgia. The $140 million Georgia II Compact, launched ...
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Georgian Comic Book “Fatal Error” Unveiling (September 19)

Georgian Comic Book “Fatal Error” Unveiling (September 19) TBILISI, September 21, 2016 –  U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, together with San Diego State University – Georgia, are proud announce the launch event for Fatal Error, a comic book made exclusively by Georgian youth. All are welcome to meet the writers and artists, and will receive a free copy ...
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The U.S. Embassy brings NASA Engineer Tricia Mack to Georgia (September 16)

The U.S. Embassy brings NASA Engineer Tricia Mack to Georgia (September 16) TBILISI, September 16, 2016 –  U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, together with San Diego State University – Georgia, are proud to welcome NASA engineer Tricia Mack to Georgia Monday, September 19, 2016, for a series of public lectures and workshops on America’s civilian space program and ...
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Education and Hope for Chronically-Ill Children at New Dmanisi Facility (September 13)

Education and Hope for Chronically-Ill Children at New Dmanisi Facility (September 13) The United States Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation  is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the Dmanisi Medical Education Facility September 16, 2016, at 12:30 PM. Through a grant of $775,000 to the Georgian non-governmental organization “A Call to Serve” (ACTS), a former kindergarten was renovated ...
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Georgia hosts Marines, allies during regional security exercise (August 29)

Georgia hosts Marines, allies during regional security exercise (August 29) STUTTGART, Germany (Aug. 29, 2016) – U.S. Marines alongside NATO allies and partners from the Baltics and Black Sea regions amass armored forces in the Republic of Georgia during a security exercise. Forces from Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria converged on the city of Akhaltsikhe to ...
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Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 to Launch in Georgia

Next week, members of the U.S. military will begin arriving in Georgia, in preparation for Exercise Jackal Stone 2016. Jackal Stone is part of U.S. European Command’s Joint Training and Exercise Program which is designed to enhance joint combined interoperability with Allied and partner nations. Jackal Stone 2016 is a bilateral exercise coordinated by U.S. ...
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TechCamp Georgia Opens in Tbilisi (June 24)

TBILISI, June 24, 2016 – From June 27 to 28, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia and American Councils Georgia will host “TechCamp Georgia: 21st Media Strategies” at the University of Georgia.  This two-day workshop will bring together approximately 60 participants and 15 trainers to co-create strategies and solutions to challenges using low-cost, easy-to implement technological ...
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Senior US Government Officials Visit Georgia in Support of U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership (June 20)

From June 20-21, senior U.S. government officials are visiting Georgia to participate in the annual meeting of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission (SPC) Democracy Working Group.  The goal of the meeting is to review progress on goals set at the Working Group’s previous deliberations held in Washington in November, 2015. The U.S. Co-Chairs of the ...
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Renowned U.S. Comic Book Creators to Visit Georgia in May and June (May 10)

In a new program launched by the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, renowned U.S. comic book creators will travel to Georgia to teach youth how to creatively share stories through the unique and engaging art form of comic books. This summer, America’s first ever “comic book ambassadors” to Georgia – the illustrator David Mack (Daredevil, Alias, ...
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Fishackathon 2016 Begins in Batumi (April 23)

The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins today on Earth Day at the American Corner in Batumi, Georgia. Thirty coders, designers, and science enthusiasts will spend the weekend at the Batumi American Corner to create the best applications and tools to address issues in sustainable fishing.  The activity in Batumi is part of ...
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USAID Assistant Administrator and USAID Mission Director Visit Juice Processing Enterprise CAMPA (April 14)

Tbilisi, April 14, 2016 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Thomas O. Melia and USAID Mission Director Douglas Ball will visit the Juice Processing Enterprise CAMPA. Operating since 2008, CAMPA Ltd is one of the leading natural juice producers in Georgia. With USAID REAP’s assistance, CAMPA has ...
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USAID Assistant Administrator and USAID Mission Director Visit Gori to Meet with Beneficiaries of U.S. Government Development Assistance (April 13)

Gori, April 13, 2016 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Thomas O. Melia and USAID Mission Director Douglas Ball will travel to Gori to meet with beneficiaries of U.S. Government development assistance at the AgroKartli farm services center. This will be Assistant Administrator Melia’s first visit to ...
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USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Visits a Georgian Primary Education Project (G-PriEd) Project (April 13)

Tbilisi, April 13, 2016 – USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas Melia, USAID Mission Director Douglas Ball, and the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Tamar Sanikidze will visit USAID’s Georgian Primary Education (G-PriEd) project. The USAID Assistant Administrator and USAID Mission Director will observe classes and visit students at Public School ...
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Visit to Georgia by General Philip M. Breedlove, U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Commander (March 22)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the visit to Georgia of U.S. EUCOM Commander General Philip Breedlove on March 22-23. During his visit to Georgia, EUCOM Commander General Philip M. Breedlove will meet with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli and Chief of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Major ...
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US Embassy Hosts Fifth ‘Women in Policing’ Conference (March 1)

At 10:00 am at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on March 1, the U.S. Embassy’s Office for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is hosting the 5th ‘Women in Policing’ conference. U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly and Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mghebrishvili will deliver opening remarks, followed by a brief memorial ceremony for Georgian Police Officer ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Walsh Hands Over Equipment to Police and Announces New Regional Initiative Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:30p.

TBILISI – On February 8th,   2016, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Ian C. Kelly and visiting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) James Walsh will participate in a handover ceremony of 19 in-car computers purchased by INL for the Georgian Patrol Police Department.  The in-car computers will provide law enforcement ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Drug Enforcement Administration’s Regional Targeting Meeting; DEA Office to Open in 2016 (January 25)

BATUMI –The U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) will host the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Regional Targeting Meeting from Wednesday, January 27 until January 28, 2016 in Batumi.  Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Berliner, Minister Mghebrishvili and DEA Regional Director Kyle Williamson will open the event. The Batumi Regional Targeting ...
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U.S. Embassy & American Bar Association Launch of new Commentaries on Georgia’s Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) (December 1)

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Department of State and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) will present the newly published Commentaries on Georgia’s Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m. One of the U.S. Government’s ...
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USS Porter to Make a Port Visit in Batumi, Georgia on October 20-23. (October 19)

The USS Porter (DDG-78), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer from the United States’ Navy 6th Fleet, will make a port visit in Batumi, Georgia, on October 20-23, 2015.  The Porter’s visit reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia, while working toward mutual goals of promoting security and stability ...
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Joint press statement by the EU Delegation and the US Embassy in Georgia (October 15)

The Deputy Head of EU Delegation, Mr. Carlo Natale and US Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Nicholas Berliner on 15 October 2015 jointly opened a seminar organized by the EU and the US to promote cross-border strategic trade control. Dual-use items are goods, software and technology normally used for civilian purposes but which may have ...
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Video Message by New U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Ian C. Kelly (September 14)

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a video message by the new U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Ian C. Kelly.  The video message has been produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs. The video message can be accessed at the following YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/rsNpilQ97cc Ambassador Kelly was sworn in ...
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Outcome of the Climate Finance Ministerial (September 6)

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 6, 2015 This weekend in Paris, the United States and Switzerland hosted senior officials from 18 developed countries to discuss our collaborative efforts to scale up climate finance for developing nations, and to provide increased transparency on our progress. Our countries are working together towards a goal ...
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U.S. and Georgian Officials Will Open Batumi Boat Basin (September 3)

On September 3 in Batumi, Chargé d’Affaires Nicholas Berliner will join Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to officially open the Batumi Boat Basin and sail on a P-103 patrol boat donated to Georgia and jointly refurbished by the US and Georgian governments.  The officials will be joined by Major General John Horner, the Deputy Director of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Congratulates Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijani Graduates of the South Caucasus Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (August

On August 24, 2015 in Tbilisi, Nicholas Berliner, the Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Georgia, will join representatives from the governments of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia to congratulate the fifth cohort of epidemiology and laboratory specialists on their graduation and completion of the South Caucasus Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SC/FELTP). The ...
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Georgian Armed Forces Military Police (MP) Familiarization Visit to Fort Stewart, GA (August 13)

This week, two Deputy Heads of the Georgian Military Police (MP) Department, COL  Amiran Nozadze and LTC Kakha Kidesheli; Deputy Commander of the Eastern MP Battalion, LTC Koba Lominadze, and Sergeant Major of the MP Department,  SGTM Koba Tsirekidze came back from Fort Stewart, GA where they spent 9 days to learn more about US MP functions ...
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U.S. State Department and Wisconsin Help Bolster Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia, Unveil Model Prison (July 16)

On July 16 in Rustavi, Georgia, representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) will join their Georgian counterparts, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland, and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to unveil a new model prison.  The facility will serve as a prototype for reform and ...
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Fifteenth Group of Peace Corps Volunteers to Begin Service in Georgia (July 10)

On Friday, July 10, a group of 54 Peace Corps volunteers will be sworn in as Peace Corps’ fifteenth in Georgia.  The group includes 34 English teachers and 20 organizational development advisors who will teach English at public schools or work in NGOs and community-based organizations in ten regions across Georgia.  Those in attendance will ...
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Georgia hosts NATO forces during exercise (July 6)

TBILISI, Georgia (July 6, 2015) – The Republic of Georgia will host NATO allies from the United States and Black Sea region in an exercise, July 8-22, to enhance military cooperation among participating nations as tensions within these regions remain high. For this fifth iteration of Exercise Agile Spirit, service members from Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, ...
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U.S. Government to Provide Flood Recovery Assistance to Georgia (June 19)

In response to the June 13-14 flooding that devastated Tbilisi, caused tragic loss of life and destroyed its zoo, the US government—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—is set to provide various forms of flood recovery assistance requested by the government of Georgia. After close coordination with the Ministry of Finance and Tbilisi ...
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Distinguished Visitor Day in Skra (May 28)

On May 28, EUCOM ODC BAO MAJ Colin Thompson, NATO Liaison Office representatives and diplomats from several supporting countries surveyed clearance progress at the Skra ammunition bunker site near Gori. Georgian Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers and State Military-Scientific Technical Center “DELTA” technicians are clearing the area of dangerous munitions resulting from Russian destruction of ...
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Announcement of Noble Partner Exercise in Georgia (April 22)

From May 11-25, 200 troops from the United States will participate in the Georgian-led military exercise Noble Partner at Vaziani Training Area, located outside of Tbilisi. Noble Partner is designed to improve interoperability of Georgian and US troops in the framework of the NATO Response Force (NRF).  Launched in 2002, the NRF provides a rapid multinational military force ...
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Partnership for Peace Consortium conducts South Caucasus regional stability exercise (March 30)

KIEV, Ukraine (Mar 30, 2015) – The Regional Stability in the South Caucasus (RSSC) Working Group convened an international panel of experts from 26-28 March in Kiev.  The meeting was organized under the framework of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) in collaboration with the Austrian Defense Academy and was the 11th in a series ...
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National English Spelling Competition Georgia NESC­GE (March 24)

The non­profit organization National English Spelling Competition Georgia (NESC­GE) is pleased to announce its 3 rd annual National Competition. The culminating competition will take place on March 28 th ­29 th , 2015 at 10:30 AM at Free University of Tbilisi. The address of the venue is Dighomi University Campus, #240 Davit Aghmashenebeli Alley in ...
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Visit of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe Deputy Commander to Georgia (March 23 – 25)

On March 23-25, 2015, Brigadier General Normand Cooling, Deputy Commander of US Marine Corps Forces Europe, is visiting Georgia.  The purpose of his visit is to participate in the departure ceremony of Georgia’s 43rd Battalion, the first battalion of Georgian soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission.  After the ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Mission visit to Georgia (March 11)

Matthew Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa from the U.S. Department of Commerce, is leading a U.S. trade mission with representatives of 9 American companies to Georgia March 11-13, 2015. During his visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary Murray will meet with President Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Garibashvili, Foreign Minister Beruchashvili, and Minister ...
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Project Finalization and Commemoration Ceremony of the East-West Gas Pipeline (March 5)

On March 5, 2015, at 15:00, U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland will join Minister of Energy Kahkha Kaladze, and Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation Executive Director David Tvalabeishvili to commemorate the completion of the Georgia East-West Gas Pipeline Expansion and Rehabilitation project at the Amaghleba Launcher-Receiver site 30 km southwest of Kutaisi. With a $62 million ...
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Visit to Georgia of Senior Official from U.S. Department of Labor (March 2 – 5)

Mark Mittelhauser, Associate Deputy Undersecretary from the U.S. Department of Labor, is visiting Georgia March 1-5, 2015.  During the visit, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary Mittlehauser will meet with representatives of the Georgian government, Georgian Trade Confederation Union, Georgian Employers Association, American Chamber of Commerce, and international organizations.  The purpose of the senior-level visit is to discuss ...
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US-Georgia Joint Press Conference Announcing Sports Exchange Program Competition (February 5)

The Embassy of the United States of America and the Georgian Basketball Federation will hold a joint press conference at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 6, at the Ministry of Youth and Sport to announce a competition for participation in a basketball exchange program for Georgian teenage girls between age 14 and 18.  The U.S. ...
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Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security program Receives Award from World Customs Organization (January 26)

On January 26, Monica Dorado, the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program Advisor, was presented with a merit award from the World Customs Organization.  The award was presented on International Customs Day in recognition of EXBS’s exceptional service to the international customs community, in particular the partnership and assistance provided to the Customs ...
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