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US Congressmen vow support to Georgia

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, February 28
“We are determined to continue supporting Georgia's democratic development, institutional empowerment, and European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” the US congressmen stated on February 26 at a meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi.

Congressmen Peter Roskam and David Price offered Kvirikashvili assurances of bipartisan commitment from the US Congress.

They commended Georgia's progress and reforms implemented by the Government over the past few years, the Georgian government’s press office said.

Kvirikashvili thanked the congressmen for initiating the resolutions, as well as their statements in support of Georgia.

"We had a very productive meeting, and the first thing that we discussed is that we represent a bipartisan commitment in the US Congress toward Georgia. We came here to make that assurance of a commitment to Georgia's integrity as a country and its moves toward Western-style democracy, and all the good things that are happening. We had a very positive exchange of views," Congressman Peter Roskam stated after the meeting.

Congressman David Price reiterated the “unconditional support” for Georgia on behalf of the US Congress.

"We are committed to this country, and we are very appreciative of Georgia's affection for our country. We know that this is a mutual admiration. We want to strengthen it in every way we can. Since we were here last year, both of our countries have had major elections, and we wanted to come back as soon as we could after these elections to offer our assurances that our parliamentary partnership is sound, and that we are determined to continue this friendship," Congressman Price said.