US senators confirm their support for Georgia

PM Kvirikashvili and the ministers of economy, foreign affairs and defence are visiting the US until May 24. Photo: PM's office, 23 May 2018 - 11:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

"Georgia is the only country in the neighborhood of Russia which pursues a clearly western policy and does it in a thoroughly reasonable and rational manner” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said at a meeting held with Georgian PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili yesterday.

The senator from South Carolina said Georgia enjoys strong support from the US Senate, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions both in its Resolutions and Consolidated Bills with supporting provisions and support for Georgia.

"Such support will be further intensified in the future,” Senator Graham added.

While holding the meeting with PM Kvirikashvili, Republican Senators Ron Johnson and Chris Murphy said Georgia has an important place in the agenda of the US Congress. 

The senators said they value the progress Georgia has made in terms of stable development despite Russian aggression. They have also praised the country’s progressive efforts for becoming NATO member and once again assured PM Kvirikashvili that Georgia has a strong support from US Congress.

Another meeting by PM Kvirikashvili was held at the US Congress with the Congressman Peter Roskam, Chairman of Democratic Partnership of Congress also attended by David Price, Co-Chairman of Democratic Partnership of the Congress. 

Members of Congress have reiterated a firm support of USA towards the Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia.

Moreover, the congressmen view the peace initiative of the Government of Georgia - Step Towards Better Future "as efforts made in the right direction” and noted that it will facilitate the sharing of benefits coming from the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia.

The meeting was also focused on the prospects of deepening trade and economic relations between USA and Georgia, which is supported by the Congress.PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili and the ministers of economy, foreign affairs and defence are visiting the US until May 24.