Georgian President Receives Letter from Joe Biden

Former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, has sent a letter to the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili.

Michael Carpenter, non-resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, handed the letter to Margvelashvili on Tuesday while paying a visit to Tbilisi.

The Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, Davit Rakviashvili, told media that Joe Biden is closely monitoring the ongoing events in Georgia and this letter is a clear illustration of his support.

The Presidential Administration reports that Margvelashvili and Carpenter discussed prospects for developing bilateral relations between Georgia and the United States.

The conversation also touched on Georgia’s growing support from the new US Administration, President Margvelashvili’s initiative on the Georgia Support Act, the security environment in the region and the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia.

According to Rakviashvili, Carpenter, who knows this region well, shared his views on how to strengthen support for Georgia in the US think tanks in order for Congress to adopt the Georgia Support Act.

“We have assessed that right now the US support for Georgia is very strong under this Administration, which is a continuation, thankfully, from the previous Administration. But of course, now, with all the global issues with Iran, North Korea, etc. it is important to keep focus on this part of the world because with so many competing crises, sometimes attention is shifted and we need to make sure that at least within the American public, Congress and new Administration, there is awareness of how important this region is to East-West relations to have security in Europe,” Carpenter stated.

By Thea Morrison

16 May 2018 10:09