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US Secretary of State John Kerry intends to visit Georgia

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, March 17
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he is planning to visit Georgia in early June this year.

The US official made the statement after meeting Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze in Washington.

“It’s my intention to try to get to Georgia sometime perhaps in June. Georgia is an important friend of the United States and we want to make clear to Georgians the depth of our support for their struggle for full independence and for the full territorial and sovereign respect of its borders,” said Kerry.

According to John Kerry, the United States applauds the current focus in Georgia on economic development.

“We believe that an independent, unified and prosperous Georgia is essential to the peace and stability of the Caucasus,” the Secretary of State said.

John Kerry reaffirmed the strong support for Georgia, underlining that “The United States supports Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations as well as their efforts to pursue closer integration with both the United States and Europe.”

“We also appreciate very much Georgia’s significant contributions to the efforts in Afghanistan and its active counterterrorism support, which is essential on a regional basis, “John Kerry said.

The meeting between the Georgian Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State was held within the framework of the visit of the Georgian delegation to Washington.