US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan this week said the United States is monitoring Georgia’s visa-free travel program with Europe to see how prepared the country is for visa liberalization with the United States.
In an interview with VOA, Degnan said the United States appreciates the sacrifices Georgia has made in military operations together with the United States, but that visa liberalization has strict requirements:
“Visa liberalization has very strict requirements that each country must meet. We are watching how the visa-free regime program with the EU is going, as an indicator of how ready Georgia is for our visa-free regime, which has similar requirements. Georgia must meet these very strict requirements,” Degnan noted.
By Ana Dumbadze