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Within its 3,000 year-long history of Georgian statehood, the last two centuries saw Georgians fighting annexation by the Russian Empire — from 1891 until 1918, when Georgia gained independence from czarist Russia and established, however short-lived,...

Georgia celebrates Independence Day

May 26, Georgia celebrated Independence Day and the centennial anniversary of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia founded in 1918. Georgian government leaders including President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Parliament and other distinguished officials attended...

Georgia Defense Readiness Program kicks off in Tbilisi

An unprecedented project — Georgia Defense Readiness Program (GDRP) — was launched on May 18th at the Vaziani base in Tbilisi, Georgia right before the minister of Defense Levan Izoria visited the U.S. GDRP marks the milestone of...

Embassy increases Independence celebratory vibe in DC

Within its 3,000 year-long history of Georgian statehood, the last two centuries saw Georgians fighting annexation by the Russian Empire — from 1891 until 1918, when Georgia gained independence from czarist Russia and established, however short-lived,...

Embassy boosts Georgia promotion within the Republic’s centennial celebration

This year, Georgia celebrates an historic milestone — the 100th anniversary since its formation as a democratic republic. In 1918, Georgia began to build a modern state, which identified a commitment to democratic values and a...

Georgian cinematography gets increased international recognition

Georgia stands out as one of the few countries in the world with a 100-year long film-making history. Since 1908, national cinematography has enjoyed great success and established its own unique identity. In fact,...

Georgian soldiers leave for Afghanistan equipped with Made in Georgia

On April 24th, Georgia sent off its seventh deployment of soldiers to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. One hundred Georgian soldiers from the 11th battalion of the 1st infantry brigade and 21st battalion...

Georgia launches a cutting-edge Peace Initiative

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced a wide-ranging plan ‘to encourage contacts, movement, and relations’ with residents of regions of Georgia — Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. The new initiative of the Georgian government aims to...

Georgia expands its Free Trade geography

Georgia had a real economic growth of 5% in 2017, resulting from the consistent economic policy of the government and the productivity of the Georgian people. That high rate of growth has been maintained...

Georgia wins its 12th Rugby Europe Championship

Georgia’s national rugby team has won the Rugby Europe Championship in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on March 18th. The Georgian ‘Lelos’ handed a defeat to Romania 25 to 16 at Dinamo Arena. It has been...

Georgia’s remarkable achievement in Ease of Doing Business

Georgia is one of the remarkable examples of business regulation reforms. Georgia is ranked 9th among the world’s 190 countries according to the 15th edition of the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report. Georgia...

Georgian Parliament Speaker’s first visit to US

Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Dr. Irakli Kobakhidze held his first official visit to the United States on February 5–9, 2018. During his visit, Speaker of the Parliament discussed bilateral cooperation with number of...

Georgia’s Foreign Trade Turnover Increased by 13.8% in 2017

Georgia’s foreign trade turnover increased by 13.8% in 2017, reaching USD 10.7 billion, according to the preliminary figures released by the state statistics office Geostat in January 2018, based on The Financial. Exports from Georgia...

Georgia-U.S. Economic Partnership in 2017

Throughout 2017, the Embassy of Georgia to the United States extended working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Department of State and other agencies with the aim of deepening bilateral trade relations via widening...

Georgia-U.S. Defense Cooperation in 2017

Georgia and the United States continue the exceptionally close partnership in defense and security which has been outlined in the Georgia-U.S. Strategic Partnership Charter and in a new “Deepening the Defense and Security Partnership”...

Georgian Lelos Defeat US Eagles Rugby Team

On November 25th, the Georgian National Rugby Team hosted the USA Rugby Team in Tbilisi, Georgia as part of the TBC Rugby Series(November Test Series). This time around the US Eagles lost to the...

2017 – The Year of Unprecedented Cooperation between Georgia and US

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and US President Donald Tramp meeting at Oval Office in May 2017 2017 witnessed unprecedentedly close cooperation between the governments of Georgia and the United States that resulted in a number...

Washingtonians can now enjoy Georgian cuisine in downtown

SUPRA Restaurant is Washington DC’s first Georgian restaurant opened up to public in November. Located at 1205 11th Street NW of Shaw neighborhood, it was one of America’s most-anticipated new restaurants according to the...

Georgia– the oldest winemaker counting 8,000 vintages

Georgia is the oldest wine-making civilization, counting over 8,000 years of history in viticulture. An international team of researchers from the USA, France, Italy, Israel, Canada, Denmark, and Georgia proved once more the origins...

TBILISI BELT AND ROAD FORUM: Connecting European and Asian Markets

On November 28–29, Georgia hosted 2,000 guests, including high government officials, diplomats, businesspersons and representatives of multinational organizations, from approximately 50 countries at the Belt and Road Forum in Tbilisi. The Belt and Road Forum is...

Georgia emerging as a regional trade and transportation transit hub

Georgia, due to its strategic geographic location at the intersection of the eastern, western, northern and southern roads, is growing into the regional hub for East-West trade and transportation by joining multiple international projects...

US-Georgia Military-Security Cooperation Accelerates

U.S. Secretary of Defense General James Mattis praised Georgia’s outstanding contribution to international security at a Pentagon meeting with the Minister of Defense of Georgia Levan Izoria on November 13th. The parties discussed the ongoing U.S.-Georgia defense...

Georgia Becomes Chairing State of the OGP initiative

Georgia Becomes Chairing State of the OGP initiative Georgia became the Chairing State of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative, unifying 75 countries. On September 19th, France fully transferred it Chairmanship to Georgia for one year term...

Georgia keeps advancing in international rankings

In the span of the last five years (2012–2017), Georgia has advanced in numerous prominent international rankings and indexes. These include theFraser Institute, World Bank, International Budget Partnership, World Economic Forum, The Heritage Foundation,...