Within the context of
Georgia’s foreign policy during the current Ambassadorial, there was a special
session devoted towards the development of educational and cultural diplomacy,
in conjunction with enhancing the cooperation with the diasporas.
above-mentioned session, the participants of the Ambassadorial held meetings
with the Minister of Education and Science – Mr. Aleksandre Jejelava, Minister
of Culture – Mr. Mikheil Giorgadze, and deputy State Minister for Diaspora Affairs – Mr. Gela Dumbadze.
Jejelava addressed the participants of Ambassadorial 2016, and noted that the
Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia is working closely with many
countries in the fields of education and science, which is a result of active
efforts of Georgian diplomatic representatives.
The Minister of
Education and Science, reffered to the merit of US government’s Millenium
Challenge Coporation – Second Compact, which serves for the quality development
in education and funds various long-term projects such as STEM education and
the general improvement in natural sciences and technology. Aleksandre Jejelava
also noted, that the government is interested in “Horizon 2020” project, and a
number of projects will be implemented towards this direction.
The Minister also emphasized, that it is crucially important to strengthen the
exhange programs for the science students, and in this regard, a solid support
from the diplomatsic corps is absolutely significant. Towards the end of his
speech, the Minister answered all the questions from the diplomats.