UK PM Boris Johnson to Georgian counterpart: UK to support Georgia ‘now and after’ Brexit

Boris Johnson sent a letter to Giorgi Gakharia to congratulate him on appointment as the new PM of Georgia. Photo: Boris Johnson/Twitter, 12 Oct 2019 - 11:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said in a letter to his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Gakharia that the UK will remain committed to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as to their “strategic partnership”.

Johnson said this includes support for “further progress on internal reforms”, now and after the UK leaves the European Union.

As you will know, our countries enjoy a strong bilateral relationship, particularly on security issues”, Boris Johnson said.

Johnson further noted that he “ sincerely appreciated the steps that Georgia took in solidarity with the United Kingdom following the attack in Salisbury”.

The Government of Georgia press office released Boris Johnson's letter earlier today. 

Giorgi Gakharia, who previously served as Georgia’s Interior Minister, replaced Mamuka Bakhtadze as Prime Minister on September 8.