The resolution, which was submitted to the Senate on May 24, reiterates the US support to Georgia and condemns the occupation of historic Georgian lands by Russia.
The authors of the resolution are Senators David Perdue, Ben Cardin and Johnny Isakson.
The resolution supports the partnership between Georgia and the US for defence and security and initiates even higher level of cooperation in the fields. The resolution also encourages more intensive trade and commercial ties between the two countries, based on mutual interests.
The resolution reaffirms US strong support to Georgia’s NATO membership and praises Georgia’s role for international peace and security".
The resolution condemns the occupation of Georgian territories by Russia and calls upon the country to withdraw its forces from the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).
The resolution speaks about the severe violation of human rights in and near the occupied territories of Georgia.
The Chairman of Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze held the meeting with the President of the Senate of Philippines, Aquilino Pimentel III. The parties discussed bilateral relations. Mr. Kobakhidze offered set up of Friendship Group for intensification of inter-Parliamentary cooperation.
The parties noted importance of Friendship group cooperation, exchange visits and sharing experience. Mr. Kobakhidze introduced the ongoing reforms in Georgia and expressed commitment for sharing experience.
The parties discussed cooperation in various spheres, including tourism. Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze participates in the IPU 136th Assembly in Bangladesh. Simultaneously, he holds the bilateral high rank meetings.
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution (S.Res. 506) in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the NATO summit to be held in Warsaw, Poland from July 8–9, 2016, and in support of committing NATO to a security posture capable of deterring threats to the Alliance.
The Resolution recognizes “Georgia’s troop contributions to missions abroad, its robust defense spending, and its ongoing efforts to strengthen its democratic and military institutions for NATO accession”
The Resolution underlines the importance of the NATO-Georgia Substantial Package in terms of strengthening Georgia’s resilience and self-defense capabilities, and highlights the role of the Joint Training and Evaluation Center in developing closer security cooperation between Georgia and NATO members.
The Resolution also refers to Georgia’s occupied territories saying that in 2014, the Russian military invaded Ukraine, adding Crimea to the list of areas illegally controlled by Moscow, including Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.
The Resolution supports the Alliance’s efforts to deter threats to the Alliance and encourages the Alliance members at the NATO Warsaw Summit to promote unity and solidarity, and to ensure a robust security posture.
The incorporation of provisions supporting Georgia into the U.S. Senate Resolution provides a clear proof of the bipartisan support of the Upper House of the U.S. Congress for Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and integration with NATO, as well as a recognition of the reforms recently implemented in Georgia.