Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, extended his gratitude to Georgia’s President Salome Zourabichvili for the support that the government of Georgia has provided to Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion of the nation as the two officials spoke on Thursday.
Russia’s aggression with Ukraine and its continuous occupation of two of Georgia’s regions were the topics of discussion during a telephonic conversation between the two leaders, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.
Moreover, US Secretary of state, Blinken thanked President Zourabichvili for the Georgian people’s support for Ukraine while restating the U.S. commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of both Georgia and Ukraine.
In a tweet, he stated, “Spoke with President @Zourabichvili_S
to thank her for the people of Georgia’s support for Ukraine and to underscore the firm United States commitment to both Ukraine and Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Spoke with President @Zourabichvili_S to thank her for the people of Georgia’s support for Ukraine and to underscore the firm U.S. commitment to both Ukraine and Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) March 3, 2022
The President of Georgia, Zourabichvili, stated she appreciated the “resolute support” of the U.S. and expressed her hope that the United States Secretary of State Blinken would visit Georgia “in the near future.”
Furthermore, President Zourabichvili also thanked the U.S President, Joe Biden, for supporting the National Accord process between political forces back in Georgia.
Zourabichvili also tweeted on Twitter, “Great 📞 with @SecBlinken. Concurred in our mutual support for 🇺🇦. Appreciate the resolute support of our 🇺🇸 partner to our territorial integrity, security in challenging times.”
Thanks to @POTUS for supporting #NationalAccordProcess. Hope for Sec Blinken visit to 🇬🇪 in near future
Great 📞 with @SecBlinken.Concurred in our mutual support for 🇺🇦. Appreciate the resolute support of our 🇺🇸 partner to our territorial integrity, security in challenging times
— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) March 3, 2022
In December, Zourabichvili began the process, encouraging members of both the ruling and opposition parties to strive to reach a consensus by listening to each other and exchanging views to end long-lasting political deadlocks in the nation.
U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan praised the President’s efforts, calling her work to bring about an agreement between the sides a “way forward for Georgia.”