USS Carney Enters Batumi Port (August 23)

USS Carney Enters Batumi Port (August 23)   The USS Carney (DDG 64), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer from the United States’ Navy 6th Fleet, will make a port visit in Batumi, Georgia, on August 23-25, 2018. The USS Carney’s visit reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners such ...
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Joint statement of the Group of Friends of Georgia 10 years since the Russian military invasion of Georgia (August 7)

Joint statement of the Group of Friends of Georgia 10 years since the Russian military invasion of Georgia (August 7)   This statement is made on behalf of Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America. We reaffirm our full support for Georgia’s sovereignty and ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ten-Year Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Georgia (August 7)

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ten-Year Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Georgia (August 7)   Ten years ago today, Russia invaded the sovereign nation of Georgia.  The conflict resulted in hundreds of casualties, displaced thousands of civilians from their homes, and marked the start of a devastating occupation of 20 percent of Georgia’s territory.  ...
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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions (GID) on Georgian conflict (June 20)

U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions (GID) on Georgian conflict (June 20) Press Statement Geneva, June 20, 2018 At the forty-fourth round of the Geneva International Discussion (GID) in the conflict in Georgia, June 19-20, the United States reiterated its support for Georgia’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. The ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Georgia National Day (May 26)

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Georgia National Day (May 26)   On behalf of the Government of the United States, I would like to wish the Government of Georgia and the Georgian people a joyous Independence Day. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, the first independent Georgian state in modern ...
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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (May 23)

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (May 23) Vice President Mike Pence met today with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili of the Republic of Georgia. The Vice President welcomed Prime Minister Kvirikashvili to the Vice President’s Residence as a follow up to Vice President Pence’s trip to Georgia last year. Both affirmed the ...
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Remarks at the 2018 Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership (May 21)

Remarks at the 2018 Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership (May 21) Mike Pompeo  Secretary of State Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili Treaty Room Washington, DC May 21, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning. Good morning, Prime Minister. Welcome and congratulations on your hundredth anniversary of your independence. That’s a major milestone along the way. ...
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U.S.-Georgia Defense Readiness Program Training Element Launch (May 18)

On May 17 and 18, Commander, U.S. European Command (EUCOM), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti visited Georgia to formally recognize the start of the Georgia Defense Readiness Program(GDRP).  General Scaparrotti also with senior Georgian leaders to reaffirm the U.S.’ commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and aspirations to become a member of NATO. The GDRP ceremony was held atthe Georgian Armed Forces Vaziani Military ...
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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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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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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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U.S. Embassy Statement on the ”A Step to a Better Future” Peace Initiative by the Georgian Government (April 4)

U.S. Embassy Statement on the ”A Step to a Better Future” Peace Initiative by the Georgian Government (April 4)   The United States welcomes Georgia’s release of a package of proposals intended to improve connectivity across the Administrative Boundary Lines. These measures help address the needs of the most vulnerable populations on both sides of ...
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United States Welcomes Georgia Peace Initiative (April 4)

United States Welcomes Georgia Peace Initiative (April 4) Statement by Heather Nauert The United States welcomes Georgia’s package of proposals to improve the lives of people living in Georgia’s regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.  These measures help address the needs of the most vulnerable populations on both sides of the Administrative Boundary Lines and ...
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Media comments made by Deputy Commander of the Amphibious Ready Group Brian Finman (March 17)

Media comments made by Deputy Commander of the Amphibious Ready Group Brian Finman (March 17) Good morning! My name is Caption Brian  Finman, I am Deputy Commander of the Amphibious  Ready Group.  The USS Oak Hill is one of our three ships.  I have been embarked while the ship is operating in the Black Sea.  ...
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USAID Energy Program

USAID Energy Program USAID Energy Program (UEP) is a $7.5 million 3-year project aimed at supporting Georgia in energy market development per Georgia’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty. The ultimate goal of this program is to enhance Georgia’s energy security through improved legal and regulatory framework and increased investments in the energy sector. UEP ...
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U.S. on Russia’s Violations of Georgian Sovereignty (February 1)

U.S. on Russia’s Violations of Georgian Sovereignty (February 1) The United States condemns the Russian Federation’s approval of an agreement 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 agreement. ...
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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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Russia’s Violations of Georgian Sovereignty (January 26)

Russia’s Violations of Georgian Sovereignty (January 26) Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2018 The United States condemns the Russian Federation’s ratification of an agreement 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 ...
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Joint Statement of the 2017 U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges (December 22)

Joint Statement of the 2017 U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges (December 22) Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs December 22, 2017 ________________________________ The U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission’s Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges met December 15 in Washington, D.C., to advance cooperation in the areas of education, public ...
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DCM Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at 23rd Battalion Redeployment (November 10)

DCM Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at 23rd Battalion Redeployment (November 10) Q-n about the event DCM Elizabeth Rood:  It is an honor and our privilege to join the Minister of Defense in welcoming back home to Georgia from the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan the brave Georgian soldiers of the 23rd Battalion.  Georgian soldiers are distinguished throughout the world and ...
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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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Ambassador Kelly’s comment to media regarding the visit of the U.S. Forestry Service to Georgia (September 15)

Ambassador Kelly’s comment to media regarding the visit of the U.S. Forestry Service to Georgia (September 15)   Q-n about the assistance USFS provided to the Georgian Government Ambassador Kelly: We are very pleased that our colleagues Andy and Dana came from the U.S. Forestry Service to follow-up on the terrible events of August in ...
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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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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Republican Party Office (August 23)

Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly: I believe that a strong and engaged opposition is absolutely essential to any democracy and that is why I wanted to pay a visit to a party that is one of the oldest political parties in Georgia, and to get their point of view on the development of Georgian democracy.  And, I told representatives ...
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Ambassador’s Statement to Media Regarding the Borjomi Wildfire (August 22)

Let me say, first of all, that I’ve been in close contact with senior officials from this government starting last night, late last night, continuing into today.  We understand that the fire is extremely worrisome, extremely difficult.  We know that hundreds of Georgian firefighters are in harm’s way.  We, as Georgia’s partner, would like to ...
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Amb Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Occupation Museum in Ergneti (August 17)

Q-n about the visit Ambassador Kelly:  This has been a very moving day for me. I began the day seeing a church that is 1,200 years old and inscriptions on the church from people who lived 1,200 years ago who ask us to remember them in prayers.  I am very grateful to the people, who on their own initiative, set up ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood’s Statement to Media at the Noble Partner Closing Ceremony (August 12)

Q-n: Question about the purpose of the event DCM Elizabeth Rood: Today’s exercise is proof that the United States remains very committed to our strategic partnership with Georgia and we are proud of that partnership.  The United States’ and Georgia’s armed forces have been cooperating together for many years and we are very proud that ...
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Concert of the Music of John Williams in Celebration of 25 of U.S. diplomatic relations with the Republic of Georgia (April 13)

Concert of the Music of John Williams in Celebration of 25 of U.S. diplomatic relations with the Republic of Georgia (April 13) On Saturday, April 29, the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is proud to present a concert of the music of John Williams in celebration of 25 years of U.S. diplomatic relations with the Republic of ...
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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation (March 29)

U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation (March 29) Geneva, Switzerland March 29, 2017 At the thirty-ninth round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia March 28-29, the United States welcomed the continued functioning of the Gali and Ergneti Incident Prevention ...
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U.S. Leads Team Effort to Renovate Women’s Health Clinic in Akhaltsikhe

The renovation is expected to help the DWO increase the clinic's capacity to provide health services to women and girls; advance girl's and women's knowledge about reproductive health, contraception and rights; and provide training to empower women and girls to become active promoters of gender equality in Samtskhe-Javakheti.
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Developments in Georgia’s regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (March 16)

U.S. Embassy Statement on Developments in Georgia’s regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (March 16) The United States fully supports the territorial integrity of Georgia and its sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders. As such, the United States does not recognize the results of an election conducted illegitimately in Georgian territory without the consent of ...
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CODEL Roskam engagement with media at KTA (February 26)

CODEL Roskam engagement with media at KTA (February 26) Congressman Roskam: I am a representative from the state of Illinois, and we are part of the House Democracy Partnership.  We are a bipartisan commission of the United States House of Representatives, and I am joined by my colleagues – David Price from North Carolina, Adrian ...
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CODEL Roskam is visiting Georgia as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) (February 25)

CODEL Roskam is visiting Georgia as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) (February 25) CODEL Roskam is visiting Georgia as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).  The HDP and Georgian Parliament have been working together since 2006, and this trip marks the 7th visit by commission members to Georgia.  While here, the delegation ...
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Ambassador Kelly’s comments to media at MCC Annual Report Event (February 22)

Ambassador Kelly’s comments to media at MCC Annual Report Event (February 22) “We are going to preview the progress in the Millennium Challenge Corporation program to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Georgia.  It is one of our most significant investments—it is worth about $140 million.  We have invested that much because we ...
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DTRA visited N4 Border Sector “Keda” of the MIA Border Police N1 Office Batumi (February 13)

DTRA visited N4 Border Sector “Keda” of the MIA Border Police N1 Office Batumi (February 13) During their trip to Georgia, the delegation from the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) visited N4 Border Sector “Keda” of the MIA Border Police N1 Office Batumi. Deputy Director Rear Admiral Scott B. Jerabek was hosted by the ...
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Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Mgebrishvili held meeting with Rear Admiral Scott Jerabek (February 9)

Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Mgebrishvili held meeting with Rear Admiral Scott Jerabek (February 9) Deputy Head of the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Rear Admiral Scott Jerabek along with the delegation paid a visit to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The guests were hosted by the Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi ...
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Admiral Scott Jerabek together with other DTRA representatives visited the R. Lugar Center for Public Health Research (February 8)

Admiral Scott Jerabek together with other DTRA representatives visited the R. Lugar Center for Public Health Research (February 8) Dr. Amiran Gamkrelidze – NCDC / Director General presented the main functions and responsibilities, exclusive capacity and vision of further development of the Lugar Center. Admiral S. Jerabek noted the successful collaboration and outcomes between NCDC ...
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Embassy Sponsored Culinary arts program in Rustavi #16 prison (February 3)

Embassy Sponsored Culinary arts program in Rustavi #16 prison (February 3) Nineteen inmates at the Rustavi #16 prison have successfully completed the first prison culinary course, funded by the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs . Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Berliner personally congratulated participants on this achievement and enjoyed trying their food. This innovative program aims to give ...
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Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment at the opening of the Georgian Border Police K-9 administrative building in Tbilisi (January 24)

Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment at the opening of the Georgian Border Police K-9 administrative building in Tbilisi (January 24) Our most important priority here for the United States is to support Georgia’s sovereignty and independence, and of course a very important part of that for Georgia is to be able to manage its borders, to ...
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Grant agreements worth 22.5 million dollars signed with US (December 22)

Grant agreements worth 22.5 million dollars signed with US (December 22) Today, USAID/Georgia Mission Director Douglas Ball and Minister of Finance Dimitry Kumsishvili signed amendments to three Development Objective Grant Agreements between the United States and Georgia. These amendments reflect $22.5 million in support from the United States Government, through USAID, for Georgia’s democratic, economic, ...
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DASD Carpenter Visits Georgia, Signs Security Cooperation Framework (December 5 – 7)

DASD Carpenter Visits Georgia, Signs Security Cooperation Framework (December 5 – 7) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr. Michael Carpenter visited Georgia December 5-7.  During the course of his visit, Dr. Carpenter met with the President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense.  Dr. Carpenter and Minister of Defense Levan Izoria signed a 3-year Security Cooperation ...
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DAS Bridget Brink’s media engagement on the sidelines of her meeting with Speaker Kobakhidze and Parliamentarians (November 20)

DAS Bridget Brink’s media engagement on the sidelines of her meeting with Speaker Kobakhidze and Parliamentarians (November 20) I just had a very open and frank and positive conversation with the new Speaker Kobakhidze and his team from parliament with our ambassador.  I have to say I, first off, congratulated him on his speakership as ...
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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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