Richard Norland responds to the US State Department’s statement
15 September, 2014
Richard Norland responds to the US State Department’s statement
The US Ambassador Richard Norland responded to the statement released by the US Department of State. The Ambassador called on everyone who has not read the statement, to read it.
”United States and Georgia are friends and strategic partners and this is reflected for example in the fact that the Secretary Kerry has just embedded the Foreign Minister Panjikidze to take part in an UN Security Council session in relation to Iraq on September 19 and also the Georgian Health and
Agriculture Ministers have been invited to the White House for a Global Health Security event on September 26,” the Ambassador declared.
The US State Department statement released on September 13 reads: “The United States urges all of Georgia’s pro-democracy and pro-Euro-Atlantic forces to focus on their common interests , build on recent achievements, and work together to move the country forward and address the pressing economic and regional security challenges of the day.
We are concerned by the continued investigations and criminal charges against opposition figures and the risks that politicized prosecutions would pose for Georgia’s democracy. The United States continues to support Georgia’s democratic development, which must include respect for political pluralism and open debate.”

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