Pompeo urges nations to speak up for the persecuted

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is rallying world leaders to stand strong against religious persecution wherever it occurs. From November 16 to 17, the government of Poland hosted the third Ministerial to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief. In  Pompeo’s opening remarks  for the event, held virtually this year, the secretary urged the representatives of more ...
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Senior State Department Officials Briefing to Traveling Press

SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON TBILISI, GEORGIA SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE:  Good morning.  I don’t know how much any of you know about Georgia, but I’ll just start by saying it’s a young democracy, basically 20 years.  The ’90s were really a lost decade of lawlessness, so they’ve been working on their democracy for 20 years.  The ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia Before Their Meeting

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE GEORGIAN CHANCELLERY TBILISI, GEORGIA PRIME MINISTER GAKHARIA:  So Mr. Secretary, welcome. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you. PRIME MINISTER GAKHARIA:  Thank you for finding time (inaudible) especially this very difficult global pandemic time.  You are a true friend of this country, and of course we are grateful for your personal and the United States (inaudible) partnership.  This ...
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Secretary Pompeo Discusses Judicial Reform with Civil Society

Secretary Pompeo sat down with civil society representatives for a candid and open conversation about judicial reform, and the role of civil society in Georgia’s development. The Secretary noted Georgia’s recent judicial reform efforts and the important role of civil society in advancing the rule of law and developing modern state institutions. However, all agreed ...
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Strengthening Transatlantic Ties with Georgia

“The United States and Georgia have a strong strategic partnership built upon shared values and a deep love of freedom, independence, and unity. The United States remains steadfast in its commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, and we support the Georgian people’s clear choice to embrace Euro-Atlantic integration.” – ...
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Background Briefing on Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Georgia

The following text is a translated excerpt from background briefing conducted by senior State Department officials on November 13 via teleconference.  The briefing previewed Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.  The full text in English is available on the Department of State website. As you know from the announcement, ...
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Response to the Address by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 12, 2020 Thank you Madam Chair. The United States warmly welcomes to the Permanent Council the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions: EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Ambassador Klaar; UN Representative Ambassador Sultanoğlu; and OSCE Special Representative for ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia November 13 – 23. In Paris, the Secretary will meet with President Macron, Foreign Minister Le Drian, and other senior officials to build on our transatlantic work on economic and security matters, and on ...
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U.S. Embassy statement on 12th anniversary of 2008 Russo-Georgian war

Twelve years have passed since Russia invaded the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.  August 7 is a somber reminder of the thousands who have suffered and continue to suffer in the wake of Russia’s invasion.  Today, we remember residents forced out of their homes and forced to live as internally displaced persons.  We ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Georgian Prime Minister Gakharia (July 27)

The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Gakharia discussed the importance of the U.S. Georgia partnership and our close coordination in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary Pompeo also highlighted the importance of ...
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Human Rights Report for 2019

Human Rights Report for 2019 From the time we declared our independence as a free nation, the United States has committed itself to the ideals of democracy, individual freedom, equal protection under the rule of law, and the protection of human rights.  Our nation was founded on the premise that all human beings are created ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Phil Reeker’s press brief at the administrative boundary line near Odzisi (September 8)

Acting Assistant Secretary Phil Reeker’s press brief at the administrative boundary line near Odzisi (September 8)   Acting Assistant Secretary Phil Reeker:  Thank you all for coming today.  It is an honor for me to be able to visit Georgia, to see the great progress this country has made.  The United States has a long ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Philip Reeker visits the Administrative Boundary Line near the village Odzisi (September 8)

Acting Assistant Secretary Philip Reeker visits the Administrative Boundary Line near the village Odzisi (September 8) Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker expresses his concern about de facto authorities’ repeated threats to close ABL crossing points for “indefinite” periods of time following a briefing by Georgian officials while ...
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Military Buildup in the Russian-occupied Georgian Region of South Ossetia (August 30)

Military Buildup in the Russian-occupied Georgian region of South Ossetia (August 30) The United States is monitoring reports of military buildup near the administrative boundary line (ABL) of the Russian-occupied Georgian region of South Ossetia.  We call on all sides to avoid escalation and work through the European Monitoring Mission hotline and the Geneva International ...
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The Department of State’s Statement on “borderization” in Georgia (August 21)

The Department of State’s Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus at the Department’s Press Briefing on August 21 commented about “borderization” in Georgia (August 21) On to Georgia. The United States is troubled by reports that Russian-backed de facto authorities have resumed the installation of fencing on Georgian territory near the administrative boundary line of the Russian-occupied Georgian region ...
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U.S. emergency preparedness team conducts workshop with Georgians (February 28)

U.S. Emergency preparedness team conducts a workshop with Georgians (February 28) An interdisciplinary team of exercise and emergency managers and planners, geospatial and public information experts from the United States’ Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program were in Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi Feb. 25-28, 2019, to conduct the first of several workshops with the ultimate goal ...
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DCM Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media on sidelines of the MCC school rehabilitation project in Kutaisi (February 27)

DCM Elizabeth Rood’s comment to media on sidelines of the MCC school rehabilitation project in Kutaisi Q-n about Anaklia’s importance for Georgia and its political implications DCM Rood: The Anaklia Deep Sea Port is a very important project. It is important for Georgia’s economic development, it is important for Georgia to fulfill its potential as ...
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Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment to the media on the sidelines of the 2nd Anniversary of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC)

Q-n about the delivery of new weapons to Georgia and the level of U.S. – Georgia cooperation over the last two years Ambassador Kelly: I arrived here, I think as you know, almost two years ago and I have seen the Center grow from just an idea to an actual functioning training center; and it ...
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General Nicholson meets with Prime Minister of Georgia Kvirikashvili (November 7)

General Nicholson meets with Prime Minister of Georgia Kvirikashvili (November 7) General John Nicholson, Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan, and Ambassador Kelly met with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Minister of Defense Levan Izoria November 7.  They discussed the international commitment to Afghanistan and the NATO and USFOR-A missions, as ...
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Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to Visit Georgia (November 11)

Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission General Nicholson to Visit Georgia (November 11) General John Nicholson, Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan, will visit Georgia November 6-7, 2016. During the visit, General Nicholson will meet with Prime Minister Kvirikashvili, Defense Minister Levan Izoria, and other government officials.  General Nicholson will ...
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Georgia hosts Marines, allies during regional security exercise (August 29)

Georgia hosts Marines, allies during regional security exercise (August 29) STUTTGART, Germany (Aug. 29, 2016) – U.S. Marines alongside NATO allies and partners from the Baltics and Black Sea regions amass armored forces in the Republic of Georgia during a security exercise. Forces from Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria converged on the city of Akhaltsikhe to ...
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