15 Oct 2017 - 11:32
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has awarded Vice President of the Atlantic Council Damon Wilson with the Order of the Golden Fleece, which is one of the most significant state awards given to foreigners in Georgia.
Wilson was awarded "for mobilising the international community in support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, supporting Georgia’s integration to the NATO and his special merit in developing relations between Georgia and the United States (US)”.
I had an opportunity to work on the issues related to Georgia during my career. I worked at the White House when Georgia had the hardest days as the Russian military planes were bombing the country”, Wilson said adding he remains committed to supporting Georgia’s integration to the NATO while working at the Atlantic Council.
Wilson said it is both an honour and a challenge for him to receive this state award because he said Georgia should become the part of the NATO as well as return its Russian occupied region of Abkhazia and Tskhivali (South Ossetia).