U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator Margot Ellis has travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan; and to Tbilisi, Georgia, to talk with stakeholders impact of foreign assistance and human rights.
Ellis will engage stakeholders in Baku from May 17 – May 20, 2017; and in Tbilisi, Georgia from May 20 – May 25, 2017.
According to USAID press release, Ellis will meet donor organizations and civil society partners in Baku to discuss the role and impact of foreign assistance in responding to Azerbaijan’s development and economic challenges. She will also meet with government officials to discuss shared development priorities.
In Georgia, Ellis will co-chair a Democracy Working Group meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Bridget Brink and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Scott Busby.
The Working Group provides a forum to advance the broad and ongoing strategic partnership between the U.S. and Georgia, and will also focus on political and media pluralism, responsive and accountable governance, and rule of law.
Ellis will also meet with government officials, civil society, and media in Georgia.