The U.S. Government commits $69.3 million to Georgia
The U.S. Government commits $69.3 million to Georgia’s democratic and economic development. On December 22, the USAID Caucasus Director Douglass Ball signed two development assistance agreements with Georgia’s Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri. The agreements will support the following two projects over the next five years: Democratic Control, Balance and Accountable Government; and Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth.
Georgian Special Operations Forces are taking part in multinational exercise “Trojan Footprint”
Military servicemen of the Georgian Special Operations Forces (GSOF) are taking part in an annual exercise organized by the US Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR). Multinational exercise Trojan Footprint 21 is hosted by five countries. One unit of GSOF is attending the training in Romania and others are being trained along the US SOF military personnel.
In the framework of the exercise Trojan Footprint, the Georgian and US soldiers carried out quick response operations and were trained in ambush, raid and sustainment components. They successfully raided a building and neutralized enemy. Georgian SOF soldiers received positive evaluation from US instructors.
GSOF is taking part in the multinational exercise Trojan Footprint for the first time. The exercise provides an opportunity to enhance interoperability between the participating nations, share experience with each other and increase combat readiness. Trojan Footprint started on May 3 and will end on May 14. Ten allies and partners (USA, Georgia, Bulgaria, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, UK) are participating in the exercise that is hosted by five nations.
Press Service of the MOD Administration
UNICEF with the support from USAID/Georgia is organizing the information sessions in Samtskhe-Javakheti region about COVID-19 vaccinationUNICEF with the support from USAID/Georgia is organizing the information sessions in Samtskhe-Javakheti region about COVID-19 vaccination. UNICEF Representative in Georgia, Ghassan Khalil together with the representatives from National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, and health experts visited Akhalkalaki and Akhaltsikhe.The first meeting is happening now with the Orthodox Religious Leaders, to discuss topics such are COVID-19 vaccination, immunization programmes in Georgia and etc. The meeting will end with a discussion.Vaccines save millions of lives each year. The development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a huge step forward in our global effort to end the pandemic and to get back to doing more of the things we enjoy with the people we love.UNICEF’s work is grounded on empirical data, independent evaluation, rigorous research and thoughtful analysis.UNICEF supports and uses research, evaluations and data to determine what works best for children. We draw on sound evidence to create programmes, campaigns and initiatives where they are most needed. Explore our reports, data and research.
Press Service of the UNICEF Georgia
To help Georgia fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government donated three ultra-low temperature freezers to NCDC
To help Georgia fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government donated three ultra-low temperature freezers to NCDC to support Georgia’s readiness and administration efforts.
This donation is part of more than $1,000,000 in funding from U.S. EUCOM, provided to Georgia through the Humanitarian Assistance Program.
Joint statement of the Spokespersons of the EU High Representative/Vice-President and of the US Department of State on the EU mediation
After nearly six months of negotiations, the citizens of Georgia have made clear that they want the political crisis to end, and for all elected Members to work together in Parliament and address the serious challenges facing the country, including the regional challenges, COVID, and the economic crisis.
With this in mind, the European Union and the United States call on all Members of Georgia’s Parliament to sign the agreement that European Council President Michel will propose today. This is an agreement all Members can sign in good faith rather than a unilateral action that undermines the goal of a broad-based agreement.
The institutional reforms in the agreement represent important progress for Georgia’s democratic development and are of significant benefit for its citizens, helping to create a more independent judiciary, stronger electoral processes, and a Parliament that can better reflect the voices of all people of Georgia.
Accepting this compromise demonstrates courage and a commitment by all parties to put the needs of the citizens of Georgia first, ahead of the interests of any one political party.
U.S. Embassy Statement
The United States Embassy is deeply concerned by the government’s decision to detain the head of a major opposition political party at the party’s headquarters this morning. We regret that the call of the United States and other international partners for restraint and dialogue was ignored. We are dismayed by the polarizing rhetoric from Georgia’s leadership at a time of crisis. Force and aggression are not the solution to resolving Georgia’s political differences. Today, Georgia has moved backward on its path toward becoming a stronger democracy in the Euro-Atlantic family of nations.