2017 / 05 / 08

On May 8, 2017 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) organized a discussion on 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Georgia diplomatic relations for the representatives of ethnic Armenian community at its regional office in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti.

The lecture was delivered by Amb. Archil Gegeshidze, the Executive Director of the Levan Mikeladze Foundation and Ambassador of Georgia to the United States of America in 2013-2016. The speaker made a brief overview of the historical background of bilateral relations between the two countries, emphasized the importance of the assistance of U.S. in development of Georgia’s security sector and its permanent support of the territorial integrity of Georgia. The speaker also discussed the prospects of development of bilateral cooperation in various sectors.

The discussion was held under the series of lectures on issues of nationwide importance. The aim of the series of presentations is to increase the capacity-building of ethnic minority community of Javakheti and to forge a common understanding and vision of the Georgian state among the citizens of Georgia despite their ethnic origin and promote a national integration process in line with the principles of modern, democratic state. As a result, the minority community representatives are better equipped and empowered to become agents of change.