Georgia welcomes US legislative act on Georgia’s Russian occupied regions

Georgian and US officials met yesterday in Washington for a working meeting on Economic, Trade and Energy Cooperation within the US-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership. Photo: US Umbassy in Tbilisi, 06 May 2017 - 18:04, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze said the United States President Donald Trump’s signing a legislative act banning the US government from financially helping countries that recognise the independence of Georgia’s Russian-occupied regions is unprecedented example of support for Georgia.

Janelidze said it has a great political and financial importance for Georgia as it is the first time when the Russian occupation of the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) has been officially indicated on the legislative level.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili also welcomed Trump’s signing the act.

With this legislation the US protects Georgia’s sovereignty, unity and adds special strength to the non-recognition policy of its occupied regions”, Margvelashvili said.

Margvelashvili also said by signing the act the US-Georgia strategic partnership now become even stronger.