British prime minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday said the United Kingdom remained “resolute” in its support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, in a letter to his counterpart Irakli Garibashvili.
In the letter Sunak noted the “close partnership” between the two countries on security and defence had “never been more important”.
Please be assured that the UK stands with Georgia in the face of continued Russian aggression. The UK remains resolute in our support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders”, the letter noted.
We will continue to call on Russia to reverse its recognition of the so-called independence of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and press for the provision of unhindered access for humanitarian assistance to these regions”, the British PM continued.
Sunak also welcomed the support provided by Georgia to Ukraine since the start of hostilities in the country.
This illegal war has brutally reminded us of the threat that Russia poses to fundamental principles of international law, including territorial integrity. The UK's support for Ukraine, like our support for Georgia, will not falter. I look forward to working with you to strengthen our partnership and reinforce the prosperity, peace and security of our peoples”, Sunak concluded.