Chkhenkeli Meets US Asst. Sec. of State for Ed and Culture Marie Royce

The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, met yesterday with US Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Culture Marie Roy in Tbilisi. At the meeting, both sides discussed cooperation between Georgia and the United States in the spheres of science and education.

Chkhenkeli thanked Marie Roy for projects that are supported by the United States of America. The Minister spoke about the achievements of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which supports many successful projects aimed at increasing science and technology development in Georgia.

According to Royce, the US government is of great importance to Georgia's efforts to develop education and science. She explained that the role and contribution of the Georgian side is crucial to carrying out joint projects such as the Fulbright Program, San Diego State University’s cooperation with Georgian Universities, and others.

Earlier that day, Royce tweeted a photo of herself and Tbilisi Art Palace Director Giorgi Kalandia, thanking Kalandia "for sharing Georgia's #culturalheritage" and noting that "through the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (#AFCP), we have awarded $1M+ since 2001 to assist the country's preservation efforts." During her visit, Royce also had lunch with US State Department program alumni in Tbilisi and with Georgian museum curators who participated in the Open World exchange program and coordinated the ECA-funded Edward Curtis exhibit in Tbilisi.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science


By Samantha Guthrie

Photo: Ministry of Education and Science

11 July 2018 16:59