Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at USDA Food for Progress Program Launch Ceremony (May 28)

Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at USDA Food for Progress Program Launch Ceremony (May 28)


Q-n about the event

Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: We are pleased to announce the start of the new five-year USDA Food for Progress program. This $14.5 million program will strengthen Georgia’s beef and dairy industries. Land O’Lakes will implement this program, in partnership with the Georgian government, Michigan State University, and the Georgian Farmers Association. This program will help develop Georgia’s agricultural sector and contribute to prosperity for the Georgian people.

Q-n: what steps should the government make to resolve the Davit Gareji issue, and how would you assess the president’s recent statements on David Gareji?

Charge d’Affairs, Elizabeth Rood: As I understand David Gareji issue is a long-standing one between Georgia and Azerbaijan, and the joint commission on the demarcation of the border between the two countries is working very hard to solve this issue and I certainly hope that through that form of cooperation this issue will be resolved.