Carl Hartzell: I Can't Think of Better Place to be Right Now than Here in Georgia

I cannot think of a better place to be right now than here in Georgia, EU Ambassador Carl Hartzell said in his video address, congratulating Georgia on its effective COVID-19 response and urging everyone to take care of each other.

"I am reporting from home. It is an unprecedented time for Georgia and for the rest of the world. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world has turned upside down,” the EU Ambassador said. “In this context, I would like to congratulate the Georgian government and its politicians for acting early and robustly,” he noted.

“I would like to applaud the population of Georgia for supporting these measures and for acting responsibly in order to stop the spread of this virus. I would like to use this opportunity and express my admiration for the medical professionals, for doctors and nurses for law enforcers, border guards and others for working tirelessly in theses days for the safety and security of everyone here. This crisis is not only a health crisis but also a tremendous economic challenge. I am proud to be working alongside other international partners under the leadership of the Georgian government to properly assess the needs and set out the way ahead. The European Union stands with Georgia. The EU is Georgia’s largest donor and strongest partner, and we will remain that. In addition, we are looking at special measures to help the economy, business and the most vulnerable groups of society. This will be a long process, no doubt, but we will be in this together. This is the time to take care of each other. As for me, personally, I cannot think of a better place to be right now than here in Georgia. Take care, stayed committed,“ Ambassador Hartzell said.

By Ana Dumbadze 

Watch the video here 

26 March 2020 10:22