Elizabeth Rood Calls on de facto Authorities to Open Crossing Points

"We call on the de facto authorities to allow the local population to live a fear-free life," US Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood said at the opening ceremony of a rehabilitated public school in the village of Kveshi, Gori district, near the dividing line.

She congratulated the villagers on the opening of the school and thanked the donor organizations for their financial assistance.

“The US remains committed to Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty. We again urge the de facto authorities to open crossing points on the administrative boundary line and give the local population the opportunity to move freely, receive medical care and live a fear-free life," Elizabeth Rood said.

The renovated school in the village of Kveshi, close to the occupation line, opened earlier today. The school has 200 students from the villages of Garejvari and Zemo Artsevi.

The rehabilitation works funded by Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster and Civic Aid (OHDACA).  Repair works carried out by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The project aims to improve both hygienic and sanitary conditions for up to 200 students in the school.

By Ana Dumbadze 

15 January 2020 14:45