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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons (February 24)

I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. We looked far and wide to find the right American official for this important assignment.  Randy’s a leader.  He’s a motivator.  But most importantly for this effort, he’s got vision.  Wherever he’s served ...
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Embassy organizes Joint Maritime Operations Center Seminar (February 23)

On February 23, the Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Berliner attended the “Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC) Seminar” organized by the U.S. Government’s Export Control and Related Border Security Office (EXBS).  Experts from the United States Coast Guard provided briefs to representatives from multiple Georgian ministries on how to establish a multi-agency center tasked with ...
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Ambassador Norland at the event of the State Agency for Religious Issues (February 23)

On February 23, Ambassador Norland made opening remarks at the presentation of the 2014 performance report released by the Government of Georgia’s State Agency for Religious Issues.  “In the United States we do not have a state religious agency, but we are facing the same set of challenges that Georgia and many other countries are facing ...
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Young women from Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Tbilisi visit U.S. Embassy (February 20)

On February 20, the U.S. Embassy invited young women from Tbilisi, Akhalgori, and Gali to discuss the importance of women’s involvement in peace building and learn about educational opportunities in the United States.  During the discussion, embassy officers Tracey Newell and Gabrielle Cowan shared their thoughts on how women can establish themselves as leaders, and ...
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