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November 14, 2014

Along with USAID/Caucasus Mission Director, Stephen Haykin, on October 29th, 2014, I visited several sites of the New Economic Opportunities (NEO) project in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Our visit to the region highlighted the strong U.S. economic support for Georgia and the importance of the agriculture sector to Georgia’s future. During my visit, I met local farmers at a rehabilitated agrarian market in the village of Tsitelsopeli, on the northern “military” highway. Thanks to USAID’s assistance, almost 70 residents of adjacent villages sell their farm products.

February 27, 2013

On February 27, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland addressed legislative, societal and physical barriers that prevent the disability community in Georgia from achieving full political and electoral enfranchisement spoke at a conference in Tbilisi.

Media students ready to graduate
February 21, 2013


On February 21, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland hosted a graduation ceremony for the first class of the Multimedia Reporting Program, a two-semester certificate program by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) designed to improve the quality of journalism education.

Radio Tavisupleba (Radio Liberty) Journalism School is an independent media strengthening program launched with the assistance of USAID through G-MEDIA, which is a four-year, $12.9 million project implemented by IREX. 

January 24, 2013

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia (MENR) will sign a Program Implementation Letter declaring their support for the implementation of the Georgian Electricity Market Model 2015 (GEMM 2015), at the Tbilisi Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, at 3:00 pm on January 24, 2013. 

United States (U.S.) policy in Georgia exemplifies how our approach to former communist states
can succeed. Thanks in large part to U.S. political support and assistance, a country close to
being a failed state eight years ago now is a strong partner in combating terrorism and nuclear
proliferation, contributes substantially to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) missions,
has constructive relations with most of its neighbors, and is one of the most democratic countries
in the former Soviet Union. At the same time, Georgia presents challenges to which the U.S. is
committed to respond. Georgia requires further democratic development, reforms in other areas
need to be sustained, and the Russian occupation of the separatist regions of both Abkhazia and
South Ossetia undermines their reintegration into Georgia and puts a brake on the overall reform
process, a U.S. priority.


Last updated: February 23, 2015

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