Georgia’s “greatest victory” will be “its success in building a prosperous, secure, vibrant democracy”, United States Ambassador Kelly Degnan said on Sunday at a Tbilisi concert marking the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Degnan said she was “incredibly proud” of what Georgia had accomplished over the past 30 years, and of the United States’ support for Georgia’s efforts to fulfil its “destiny” as a stable, European democracy.
Our partnership is about more than nice words. Our partnership has produced results that have improved the lives of thousands of Georgians. Georgia’s greatest victory will be its success in building a prosperous, secure, vibrant democracy. The American people are proud to be part of that historic effort,” the US diplomat said.
Degnan also spoke about Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, pointing out the invasion was “the latest reminder” of the importance of partnership.
Now is the time for unity and solidarity, as we face a revanchist Russia intent on undermining its neighbours and the fundamental democratic principles we believe in,” Degnan said in comments.