US House of Representatives adopts resolution supporting Georgia
08 June, 2012
US House of Representatives adopts resolution supporting Georgia

The US House of Representatives adopted a resolution supporting Georgia. The resolution’s content was published on the official website of the House of Representatives.
In the resolution the congressmen support US efforts to increase Georgia’s defence capabilities and to support peaceful restoration of Georgia’s territorial integrity.
‘The House of Representative supports strengthened United States engagements with the Republic of Georgia aimed at helping Georgia enhance its security and to restore its territorial integrity through exclusively peaceful means; views with particular gravity direct threats to Georgia’s security and encourages the United States Government, in the event of such a threat, to consult promptly with the Government of Georgia with respect to what support, diplomatic or other wise, or assistance it can extend to Georgia; supports the implementation of the United States-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership, with a mutual desire to strengthen the bilateral relationship across political, economic, trade, energy, cultural, scientific, people-to-people, defense, and security fields; supports Georgia’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership aspirations and to advance further implementation of decisions made by the allies at the NATO Summits in Bucharest, Strasbourg and Kehl, and Lisbon with regard to Georgia’s NATO membership; affirms that it is the policy of the Unites States to support the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Georgia and the inviolability of its borders, and to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as regions of Georgia illegally occupied by the Russian Federation and calls on the Russian Federation to end the occupation of those regions and fulfill all terms and conditions of the August 12, ceasefire agreement; calls upon the Russian Federation, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Nauru to reverse the recognition of the occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent and respect the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders; welcomes Georgia’s ‘‘State Strategy on Occupied Territories’’ and ‘‘Engagement Action Plan’’, and supports peaceful, constructive engagement and confidence building measures between the Government of Georgia and the authorities in control in the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and encourages increased people-to-people contacts; urges the Government of Russia and the authorities in control in the regions to allow for the 15 full and dignified, secure, and voluntary return of internally displaced persons and international missions access to the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia; recognizes progress and encourages Georgia to continue strengthening its democracy by implementing reforms that expand media transparency and

freedoms, increase government transparency, accountability, and responsiveness, promote political competition and democratic electoral processes, strengthen the rule of law and judicial independence, and further implement judicial reforms; and affirms that a peaceful resolution to the conflict is a key priority for the United States in the Caucasus region, and that lasting regional stability can only be achieved through peaceful means and long-term diplomatic and political dialogue between all parties’, the resolution says.