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 as Volunteers and start their two-year service in public schools and non-profit organizations across different regions of Georgia.  Volunteers will be working with their Georgian counterparts in schools and organizations to teach English and build capacity in their local communities.  We would like to acknowledge the strong support from Government of Georgia partners, particularly from the Ministry of Education and Science.

Q-n about Mr. Tatunashvili’s family asking international society to assist Georgia in returning the internal organs of the deceased

CDA Elizabeth Rood:  The United States has strongly condemned the killing of Mr. Tatunashvili in South Ossetia and we strongly called on those responsible for the killing, and those authorities in control of South Ossetia, to return his body.  I have no information about these recent reports concerning the body organs of Mr. Tatunashvili, but I will reiterate our unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.