The Republic of Georgia's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Vasil Sikhuralidze, visited City Council today during his trip to Pittsburgh. The Ambassador met with Council members and spoke of greater cooperation between Georgia and the Pittsburgh region. He was joined by Georgia's healthcare attaché, Dr. Tamar Tchelidze and the Honorary Consul for Georgia in Pennsylvania, Mahnaz Harrison.
The visit was arranged by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh who will also be hosting the Ambassador for a luncheon discussion on December 4. Prior to his appointment of Ambassador to the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Mr. Sikhuralidze served as the First Deputy Minister of Defense, Undersecretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, and head of the NATO division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Councilman Dowd welcomed the Ambassador. "It is more important than ever that our region reaches out to the world to create connections in industry, education, healthcare, and government. Pittsburgh stands to benefit tremendously from these connections—we can learn from each other and help each other succeed in an increasingly global marketplace.”
Wednesday, December 3, 2008