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Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia's Travel to Georgia


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 6, 2012

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor will lead an interagency delegation that will visit Georgia from September 10-12 to assess the pre-election environment. The delegation will also include officials from USAID and the Departments of Defense and Justice.

The delegation is visiting Georgia to highlight the importance of a democratic electoral process that results in a Parliament which reflects the will of the Georgian people. Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia and the delegation will hold a number of meetings to urge the Georgian Government to implement Georgia’s electoral laws in a fair, impartial, and transparent manner, and to urge all political parties to fully participate in the process while abiding by the law.



PRN: 2012/1397

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