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Georgian-U.S. Bilateral Ties: A Pillar for Security

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

April 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm ET

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U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
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We invite you to join us for Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's address at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 26 on relations with the U.S. and their importance as an anchor for regional progress and prosperity. The Georgian leader will address his country's efforts toward economic and democratic progress and peace as vital sources of stability in an increasingly volatile region. He will be introduced by US Institute of Peace president Nancy Lindborg.

Kvirikashvili became Prime Minister in December 2015, after winning a vote of confidence by the Georgian Parliament. He has prioritized economic growth and development and the establishment of strong relations between the government and citizens, including in the occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Next month, Georgia will celebrate 25 years as an independent state. Its engagement with the global community includes strong ties to NATO and the European Union and a pragmatic approach to relations with Russia. The Prime Minister's remarks at USIP will be his only public address during his first trip to Washington since taking office. The visit includes meetings with administration officials that will focus especially on further economic and security cooperation.

Next month, Georgia will celebrate 25 years as an independent state. Its engagement with the global community includes strong ties to NATO and the European Union and a pragmatic approach to relations with Russia. The Prime Minister's remarks at USIP will be his only public address during his first trip to Washington since taking office. The visit includes meetings with administration officials that will focus on further strengthening economic and security cooperation.

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Ambassador (ret.) William B. TaylorModerator
Executive Vice President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Nancy LindborgIntroductory Remarks
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

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