By joining US Clean Network Lines, Georgia is strengthening its position to become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU), said U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach.
Clean Network is a US programme aimed to safeguard the nation’s assets including privacy of citizens and the most sensitive information of companies from aggressive intrusions.
As Georgia aspires to join NATO, an improved security network will certainly be another positive aspect of the membership debate," Keith Krach said.
Membership in the Clean Network Lines is crucial to enhancing cooperation with NATO, the EU and the Three Seas,” he said.
He also said that joining Clean Network Lines will help the country attract foreign direct investments (FDIs).
For the US private sector, as well as for the EU private sector, this would be a signal that Georgia is a great place to invest,” noted Krach.
He said that the US will assist Georgia for many years to fulfill its commitments as a member of Clean Network Lines.
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Funds for this will also be available under the US International Development Finance Corporation, adding that the company is planning to open a regional office in Georgia.
Together with the other 60 countries of Clean Network Lines, we will be able to achieve both national security goals and economic growth driven by safe, fair, reliable and transparent market operations,” he noted.
The United States is particularly grateful to Georgia for supporting us in Afghanistan, and we also strongly support Georgia's accession to NATO and the resistance that the country makes against Russia's disturbing actions,” said Krach.
Georgia and the United States agreed to strengthen cooperation on fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) and signed a memorandum of understanding on January 14.