US SENATORS SHAHEEN AND JOHNSON PRAISE PROGRESS OF GEORGIA TOWARDS DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EURO-ATLANTIC INTEGRATION Print Version

2019-02-15

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Further intensification of strategic partnership between Georgia and USA, bilateral relations particularly advanced in the recent past and bipartisan support at the US Senate were discussed by Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia with Sen. Ron Johnson, Chairman of European Affairs Sub-Committee and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the European Affairs Sub-Committee at a meeting held within the scope of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) today.

Head of Government of Georgia expressed gratitude to US Senators for the active support of Georgia and noted that Act on American Security from Kremlin Aggression submitted by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in 2019 is yet another clear evidence of it. Similar to many previous bills adopted by the US Congress, it includes provisions of solid support towards Georgia.

Discussions at the meeting today were related to the devastating conditions existing in the occupied territories of Georgia, including the grave violations of human rights.

Sen. Johnson and Sen. Shaheen reaffirmed the Prime Minister of Georgia in the solid support of USA towards the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. US officials noted that act submitted to the Senate aims to increase the economic, political and diplomatic pressure towards Russia in response to its aggressive actions.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Ron Johnson praised the progress achieved by Georgia towards democratic reforms, economic growth and Euro-Atlantic integration.

"We reaffirmed the Prime Minister of Georgia in the bipartisan support of the Congress and especially US Senate. We are happy to witnes changes in the country and their continuity" noted Sen. Shaheen.

Progress achieved by Georgia towards economic development and advancement was stressed by Sen. Johnson, who focused on the US support towards the territorial integrity of Georgia.

"We are always concerned about the meddling of Russia and wish to have a strong response. We have come here to reaffirm the Prime Minister of Georgia in the bipartisan support from US" noted Sen. Johnson.

Meeting was attended by David Zalkaliani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Irakli Chikovani, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia.


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