PM Gakharia to President Biden: US ‘most important friend and strategic partner’ for Georgia

  • Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20. Photo: Georgian PM's press office, 23 Jan 2021 - 14:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has reaffirmed in his official congratulatory letter to new US President Joe Biden Georgia’s ‘unshakeable commitment’ to stand with its ‘most important friend and strategic partner’ - the United States of America.

The dawn of your presidency resonates around the world, especially for America’s loyal allies like Georgia who share your commitment to strengthening global alliances. The rock-solid partnership between our two nations is deeply rooted in our shared values and shared commitment to freedom and democracy", PM Gakharia wrote. 

Noting that today the US-Georgia relationship is 'stronger than ever' he also said that 'we are grateful to you personally for championing and strengthening our partnership over the years'.

"We will never forget your unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and your invaluable assistance during difficult moments of our modern history", the letter further reads.

It notes as well that 'together we will defend democracy and freedom around the world' and that 'Georgia has established itself as a trusted security provider elsewhere in the world'.

Georgian embassy to the US has published PM Gakharia's letters to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: 

In his congratulatory letter PM Gakharia is also 'grateful for the firm support of the US to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration' and its 'continuous leadership to uphold the NATO Open Door Policy that advances Georgia’s aspiration for full NATO membership'.

"It goes without saying that enhancing democracy in Georgia is a cornerstone of success on our path to closer alliances with the EU and NATO", he said. 

A strong, capable Georgia fully integrated into the Euro-Atlantic institutions will only enhance peace and security in the Black Sea region and beyond. I would like to underscore Georgia’s commitment to continue working with the US to boost trade and investment ties between our countries", the letter further says.

PM Gakharia has also congratulated America's first female vice president Kamala Harris and hoped that Georgia and the US will be opening 'a new and exciting chapter' of cooperation now.