The United States is providing $1.1 million in health funding to Georgia to help prepare laboratory systems
The United States is providing $1.1 million in health funding to Georgia to help prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance, support technical experts for response and preparedness, bolster risk communication, and more. This information was reported by the administration of the US Embassy in Georgia.
For information a total number of people worldwide infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached 720,100, according to Johns Hopkins University. 33 550 people died from the virus and 150 734 recovered.
Top 5 virus-hit countries include United States (139,675), Italy (97,689), China (82,122), Spain (80,031) and Germany (62,095).
On March 11 World Health Organization(WHO) declared COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
On 21 June, the EU Delegation to Georgia and the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi made a statement following recent developments in the country.
“We are following very closely events at the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi this evening,” the statement said. “We recognise the hurt that many people feel today.”
“We urge all sides to remain calm, show restraint and act within the framework of the Constitution at all times,” concluded the statement.
Acting chief of mission of the United States, Nicholas Berliner has thanked heads of various MIA Departments and employees for the cooperation and handed out certificates of appreciation on behalf of the US Embassy.
After the ceremony traditional friendly match was held between the teams of MIA and US Embassy which was won by the Georgian law enforcers scoring 11:8.
The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Merab malania, Nicholas Berliner, general prosecutor – Irakli Shotadze, head of Special State Protection Service –Anzor Chubinidze, employees of the US embassy and Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“I would like to thank US embassy foe positively assessing activities carried out by Georgian law enforcers and once again noted our fruitful cooperation. Today’s friendly match is another example of our close cooperation and 25 years of successful diplomatic and friendly relations. Such events will bring us even closer and strengthen tight, business and friendly relations between our countries”-stated Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs –Merab Malania.
Friendly football match between the MIA and the US Embassy was held in Tbilisi for the third time.
The Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Irakli Kovzanadze held the meeting with the Economic Officer of US Embassy, Charlie Seten. Mr. Seten asked about the Committee activity and future plans. The parties discussed economic policy of the Government and main objectives. Deriving from the State Budget 2017, fund distribution to priority directions, deposit insurance system, pension reform, capital market reform, banking and non-banking sector oversight, infrastructural projects and state asset management and disposal.
I. Kovzanadze introduced the drafts to be considered by the Parliament, including the law on Public and Private Cooperation, regulating objectives, criterion and main principles of public and private cooperation.
US embassy hosted the traditional friendly soccer match with employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
US embassy hosted the traditional friendly soccer match with employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Match was attended by Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili, General Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze, head of Special State Protection Service Aleksandre Chubinidze, Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Lamoreaux and employees of the embassy.
Before the match Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Lamoreaux awarded officers of Central Criminal Police Department, Patrol Police and Tbilisi Police Department as well as Main prosecutor’s office and Special State Protection Service with certificates of appreciation for successful cooperation.
“Today’s match between employees of U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Internal Affairs is another example of friendly relations and cooperation. Such activities contribute to forming tight, friendly and service relations and enhance the existing cooperation".-stated Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili.
Friendly match has been held between employees of MIA and U.S. Embassy for the second time.
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.
US Embassy to Georgia has announced exchange programs! The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning in or after June 2016. Three Institutes for Secondary Educators will be offered, two with a focus on classroom teachers and the third with a focus on administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others. Each Institute will include a four week academic residency component and a one week integrated study tour.
For more information visit official Facebook page or web site of US Embassy to Georgia.
US Embassy expressed deep sorrow because of passing away of the head of Georgian Foreign Ministry’s US Department.
"It is with deep sadness that my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy and I learned of the unexpected passing of David Chochua over the weekend. We have lost a great partner and a valued friend. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the Chochua family; David’s many friends, and his colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We share their grief and mourn the untimely passing of a brilliant young man and friend," Ambassador Ian Kelly.
Reports claim, that the death of 33 year-old David Chochua was caused by heart attack on Saturday. Chochua had a 24 year-old pregnant wife.