The meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has recently ended. Pompeo has already left the Chancellery of Government and moved to the Patriarchate. The administration spreads its word during the meeting and says that in the future everything will be done to support the process of democratization, to strengthen the institutions, which is important for free and fair elections.
“Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. I'm so glad to be here. Very important issues will be discussed and all the aspects you have listed have been marked accordingly. The whole world, including Georgia, is facing the challenge of the virus from China. We will deal with it together, take care of our people and develop the economy, which is very important for the well-being of your country, region and the world.
We have been wonderful friends for 30 years. We support you on democratic issues and work together on issues related to the pain and hardships resulting from the occupation of your country.
We will do everything in the future to support the process of democratization of your country, to strengthen the institutions that are important for free and fair elections, and all that comes from healthy discussion and democracy. Thank you for your hospitality. I appreciate this opportunity and look forward to meeting you”.
Gakharia noted after the meeting that this was the most important partnership the country had and they felt that the moment of enhanced US representation has come.
The US Embassy in Georgia says that during the meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, the US Secretary of State emphasized the importance of electoral and judicial reforms.
Let us remind you that Mike Pompeo arrived in Georgia from Turkey on November 17. He later issued a statement. Pompeo said the United States remained committed to assisting Georgia in its Euro-Atlantic aspirations and strengthening its democratic institutions.
Before meeting with Giorgi Gakharia, Pompeo met with the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, at the Atoneli residence.
The US State Department also issued a statement saying that the United States is ready to assist Georgia in strengthening its democratic institutions and processes.