Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at Stem Legacy Exhibition (December 22)
Q-n about the event
The United States Embassy is pleased to join with our Georgian partners in opening this exhibit, which features examples and photographs of the achievements of Georgians in science, technology, engineering, and innovation in the past. And looking forward towards Georgia’s future, it will be even more important for Georgia to continue to develop its young scientists and engineers: innovators in science, technology, engineering, and math. The United States is helping in this effort through our Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact in which we are investing $140 million in education and science from primary school through the university level. We have created laboratories in over 100 schools in Georgia, and we have partnerships with universities. We hope that a few years from now we can have a similar exhibit in which the achievements of new and young Georgian scientists, mathematicians, and engineers can be featured.
Q-n how would you asses position of Georgia regarding the Jerusalem
First I would say that the U.S. administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is consistent with the administration’s long-standing commitment to support the peace process in the Middle East. I would refer you to the government of Georgia to comment on the Georgian position. But I would reiterate our deep commitment to our strategic partnership with Georgia and the United Nations.