U.S. diplomat meets with Georgian government

U.S. diplomat meets with Georgian government

Friday, July 16, 2004, #132 (0656)

Ambassador Steven Mann, the U.S. State Department’s Special Negotiator
for Eurasian Conflicts, met with senior Georgian officials on Thursday
to discuss ways to reduce the tensions in the conflict region of South

Ambassador Mann is also the Senior Advisor on Caspian Basin Energy
Diplomacy. According to a press release from the U.S. Embassy,
Ambassador Mann serves as a catalyst between governments, industry and
in some cases NGOs, to achieve specific milestones to forward the goal
of creating an East-West energy corridor from the Caspian to the

While in Tbilisi, the embassy states, Ambassador Mann may also have
meetings regarding the BTC pipeline.

Ambassador Mann arrived in Tbilisi from Armenia and will be traveling
to Azerbaijan to continue discussions on the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict. He is the U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE’s Minsk Group dedicated
to resolving that conflict.