US-Georgia relations

US Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Georgia

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The White House has issued an official statement saying that Vice President of the United States Mike Pence will be paying a visit to Estonia, Montenegro, and Georgia from July 30 to August 2, 2017.

“In Georgia, the Vice President will meet with President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, among others, and visit U.S. and Georgian troops participating in the Noble Partner exercise,” reads the White House statement.

The Trump administration has made several statements supporting Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

On June 6, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that the U.S. values ‘Georgia’s steadfast partnership and look[s] forward to continuing to advance our shared interests and values.”

On May 9, 2017, President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili in the Oval Office. Later in May 2017, President Giorgi Margvelashvili shared a letter from Donald Trump, which said that “We share common values, and have stood together under difficult circumstances to defend those values against international terrorism and regional instability. The United States supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internally recognized borders. We also support Georgia’s right to chart its own future. Georgian independence and democracy remain an inspiration to the world.”

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