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The Security, Political, and Economic Pillars of the US-Georgia Partnership

Conversation with Ambassador David Bakradze and Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli

Since Georgia regained its independence in 1991, the U.S.–Georgian relationship has focused on a wide range of issues including democratization, economic reforms, security cooperation, as well as trade and investment opportunities. Today, Georgia continues to pursue a path of closer relations with the United States and its Euroatlantic aspiration remains at the forefront of the country’s foreign policy.

On March 5, the Georgian Association and Johns Hopkins SAIS Eurasia Club invite you to a discussion on the challenges facing Georgia's security and economy and the steps the government is taking to deepen the bilateral relationship with the United States and to bring the country into the transatlantic community.


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H.E. David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the United States

Mamuka Tsereteli, President, America-Georgia Business Council


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Darejani Markozashvili, Board of Directors, Georgian Association in the USA


Reception to Follow.


Ambassador David Bakradze has a long and distinguished career in diplomatic service. Since 2002, he has served in a number of senior official posts in Georgian public service. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the U.S., Ambassador Bakradze served as the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. In that role, he was responsible for the implementation of the Government of Georgia’s activities related to European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In particular, he was in charge of coordinating the Government’s work on implementing key instruments of integration, such as the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA), the Eastern Partnership with the EU, the Annual National Program (ANP) and the NATO-Georgia Commission (NGC). He also coordinated Strategic Communication and European Assistance Programs for the Government of Georgia. Ambassador Bakradze graduated from Tbilisi State University with a degree in International Economic Relations and International Law.

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli is a Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council and the President of America-Georgia Business Council. His expertise includes international economic policy, economic and energy security, political and economic risk analysis and mitigation strategies, and business development in Black Sea-Caspian region.

Darejani Markozashvili is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgian Association in the United States of America. She works at the World Bank in Washington DC, in the Agriculture and Food Global Practice. Darejani received her M.A. degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

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