Statement of the US Ambassador to Georgia

Published in Politics
Monday, 05 December 2016 10:50

According to US Ambassador to Georgia, he wasn’t surprised on the 2017 budget of USA, there the support of Georgia is included.
“There are twopartial support of Georgia, it’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in United States. The memorandum of cooperation in the defense field was also signed. Some delegations will visit Georgia and we will discuss cooperation issues,”-Ian Kelly said. 

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