On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Georgia as you celebrate your Independence Day.

The United States and Georgia have a strong strategic partnership built upon shared values and a deep love of freedom, independence, and unity. The United States remains steadfast in its commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, and we support the Georgian people’s clear choice to embrace Euro-Atlantic integration. The United States values Georgia’s investment in strengthening its defense capabilities and its important contributions to international security, including the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Georgian soldiers have served bravely, and we honor the Georgians who have sacrificed so much in pursuit of global peace and security.

In the year ahead, we look forward to further enriching our bilateral relationship as Georgia enacts reforms that strengthen its democratic processes and the rule of law buttressed by an independent judiciary. We firmly support Georgia’s economic development and efforts to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. In times of crisis like these, we are reminded of the true depth and value of the friendship between the American and Georgian peoples.

Happy Independence Day!

U.S. Department of State

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