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Ambassador Norland visits New Economic Opportunity (NEO) project beneficiaries near Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) with South Ossetia (January 22)

On January 23, Ambassador Norland and USAID Mission Director Stephen Haykin visited several communities along the ABL with the occupied territory of South Ossetia, where the NEO project, funded by USAID, implemented 15 small-scale infrastructure projects, providing livelihood and rural development assistance to several thousand households. Over the next several months the NEO project will ...
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Ambassador Norland helps commemorate water quality projects in IDP cottage settlement (January 22)

On January 22 Ambassador Norland, USAID, and the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation commemorated the completion of the rehabilitation of the drainage and storm water discharge systems and the provision of sanitary upgrades for 11 IDP cottage settlements, benefitting 1,867 families.  The USAID-funded Rehabilitation of IDP Cottage Settlements Project invested $8.5 million in Shida-Kartli and ...
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Statement by the President on the UN General Assembly Meeting on the Rise of Anti-Semitism (January 22)

Earlier this week in my State of the Union address, I affirmed our commitment and responsibility as Americans to speak out against the deplorable resurgence of anti-Semitism in certain parts of the world.   Today, the United States is joining partners from around the world in doing just that.  At the request of the United States ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France (January 20)

President Obama spoke by telephone today with President Francois Hollande of France.  The two leaders discussed the current status of investigations into the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on January 7-8, and President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to provide whatever assistance the French government needs.  President Hollande expressed gratitude for Secretary Kerry’s visit to Paris ...
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Foreign Policy Priorities from President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (January 20)

In his penultimate State of the Union address on January 20, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests, and others assembled at the U.S. Capitol that the United States leads the world best by combining its military power with strong diplomacy and coalition building. As is often the case, the address ...
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