“The United States House of Representatives has approved the Georgia Support Act, establishing a ‘strategic partnership’ between the two countries at the legislative level,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia announced Thursday.
The bill was re-introduced by the co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Georgia, Congressmen Gerry Connolly (Democrat) and Adam Kinzinger (Republican) on February 8, 2021, in the House of Representatives. The bill currently has a total of 19 co-sponsors, from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
“The Georgia Support Act underscores the United States’ strong support for Georgia’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and European and Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as the right of Georgian citizens to determine their own future and foreign and security policies,” said the Ministry.
The bill also calls on the US administration to take effective steps to strengthen Georgia’s capabilities in combating Russian disinformation and propaganda.
“As a further step, the draft legislative act already approved by the US House of Representatives will be sent to the US Senate. If approved by the relevant Senate committees and the plenary session, it will be sent to the US President,” said the Ministry.
By Mariam Mtivlishvili