Mike Pompeo Wishes Georgians Joyous Independence Day

The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, congratulated Georgia on its Independence Day.

“On behalf of the Government of the United States, I would like to wish the Government of Georgia and the Georgian people a joyous Independence Day,” the letter of the Secretary of State reads.

Pompeo’s letter reads that this year marks the centennial anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, the first independent Georgian state in modern history, and adds that since regaining its independence in 1991, Georgia has been a close friend and valued partner of the United States.

Pompeo underlined that over the past 27 years, Georgia has made impressive progress in building its economy and democracy.

“Georgians also make valuable contributions to regional peace and security, including through their service in Afghanistan, where they serve side by side with American servicemen and women. These achievements would not be possible without the dedication and numerous sacrifices of the Georgian people,” he said.

“The United States is proud to continue to support Georgia’s democratic and economic development, its NATO membership, and its sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We look forward to many more years of friendship and cooperation between our two countries,” the letter reads.

By Thea Morrison

26 May 2018 12:14