US Defense Secretary to PM Garibashvili: ‘Thank you for supporting the US-Georgia strategic partnership’

“Thank you for hosting me in Georgia and for supporting the US-Georgia strategic partnership”, says US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in his official letter to Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

In an official letter to Garibashvili, Lloyd noted the importance of the high-level US-Georgia strategic partnership and expressed readiness to move to a new phase of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Georgia Defense and Deterrence Enhancement (GDDE) Initiative.

“My visit to your country demonstrates the US Government’s unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. My visit was also aimed at highlighting the strategic partnership between our countries, as it helped us protect and advance our common interests in the region and around the world”, reads the letter.

Lloyd also mentioned that the US and Georgia are preparing for a new phase of bilateral cooperation within the Georgia Defense and Deterrence Enhancement (GDDE) Initiative….