On September 19, San Diego State University hosted the ceremony celebrating the start of the new academic year. Mikheil Batiashvili – the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia attended the event and congratulated the university students on the beginning of the new academic year. The 9th, permanent president of San Diego State University, Adela de la Torre and the delegation of American Professors attended the ceremony as well.
Mikheil Batiashvili: "For Georgia, it is important to have young people with engineering, IT and entrepreneurial approaches. It is virtually impossible to achieve success and development in the modern times, without striving for modern technologies. Our goal is to make Georgia a technologically competitive country where you, our dear students, play a very important role! "
The Minister expressed his gratitude towards the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the United States government for important strategic investments in the education system of Georgia.
"This project is the best example of a strong strategic relations and friendship between Georgia and the United States! I would like to take this opportunity and to thank the Millennium Challenge Corporation for the important strategic investments in the Georgian education system” – stated Minister Batiashvili.