Pompeo affirms support for Georgia as Russian clout grows
US Secretary of State congratulates Georgian people on Independence Day
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated the people of Georgia on Independence Day, highlighting the strong strategic partnership between the two countries “based on shared values and deep love for freedom, independence and unity.”.
“The United States remains unwaveringly committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders, and we support the clear choice of the Georgian people to engage in Euro-Atlantic integration,” Pompeo said in a statement..
The secretary added that the United States highly values Georgia’s investment in strengthening its defense capabilities and its important contribution to international security, including the NATO mission in Afghanistan..
“Georgian soldiers serve with courage and we pay tribute to the citizens of Georgia who have made enormous sacrifices in their quest for global peace and security,” said Pompeo.
“Over the coming year, we look forward to further strengthening our bilateral relationship as Georgia pursues reforms that strengthen its democratic processes and the rule of law, backed by an independent judiciary,” Pompeo said..
“We firmly support Georgia’s economic development and its efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.. In times of crises such as this, we remember the true depth and value of friendship between the American and Georgian peoples, ”said the head of American diplomacy.
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