Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau at the GFSIS’ graduation ceremony (July 10)

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau (left) at the GFSIS’ graduation ceremony. Photo: State Dept
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau (left) at the GFSIS graduation ceremony. Photo: State Dept
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau (left) at the GFSIS’ graduation ceremony. Photo: State Dept

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau at the GFSIS’ graduation ceremony (July 10)

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Reneau congratulated graduates of the National Security and Public Policy Advanced Program organized by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and welcomed a new cohort last night by saying “You are building the institutions of Georgia. We see you as key interlocutors as you build democracy and it is not an easy task.”  The U.S. Government has been supporting GFSIS since 2001, which was designed to advance the public policy decision-making capacity in Georgia through research and analysis, training of policymakers and policy analysts, and more comprehensive education on strategic issues facing Georgia.

Acting DCM Jeff Reneau’s Remarks to Media at GFSIS Graduation Ceremony

A/DCM Jeff Reneau: This program is actually an excellent program for Georgia’s democracy and civil service; helping Georgia to build more skills and more capacity in governmental bureaucracy, something that we really appreciate.  And as a government bureaucrat myself, I know the real value of the trainings and deepening skills of Georgians like we do in America.  I am happy to be here and honored to hand out certificates to graduates and welcome new students to the class.