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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Georgia to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Giorgi Margvelashvili, President-elect of Georgia

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Georgia to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Giorgi Margvelashvili on November 17, 2013.

The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Richard Norland, United States Ambassador to Georgia, Department of State

The Honorable Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, United States Agency for International Development

Mr. Thomas Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Department of State