Georgia’s Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili on Thursday said United States Congressmen had “clearly” expressed their political support for Georgia and willingness for even more joint projects between the two countries.
Davitashvili, who is on a visit to the US, thanked members of the legislative body for their “bipartisan support” for the country, as shown in the Georgia Support Act approved by the House of Representatives on April 28.
“It is especially important to have a clear political support in the current difficult situation [amid the war in Ukraine] in the [Black Sea] region, and the US Congress and Congressmen support Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty in all formats,” Davitashvili said following a meeting with Congressmen Darren Soto and Brendan Boyle.
The meetings with the officials focused on the current events in the Black Sea region, as well as the challenges caused by them and the ways of overcoming the issues, the Georgian Economy Ministry said, adding the US lawmakers had noted their country’s continued support for Georgia’s European Union and Euro-Atlantic integration.
The Georgian Minister stressed the country was interested in moving its strategic partnership with the United States to a “new level”, and the direction was “one of the top priorities” of the country's foreign policy.
The importance of deepening economic relations between the two countries and developing trade and investment ties, including the possibility of sealing a free trade agreement with the United States, was also stressed during the meetings, in addition to launch of direct airline connections between Georgia and the US that would “contribute to the deepening of bilateral economic relations”.