US President congratulates Prime Minister on Independence Day
24 May, 2019
US President congratulates Prime Minister on Independence Day
The President of the United States has congratulated the Prime Minister of Georgia on Independence Day. According to the Prime Minister's press office, the letter sent by the White House leader to the head of the Georgian Government emphasizes the partnership between the US and Georgia and strong support for Georgia's territorial integrity.

"Mr. Prime Minister, I have the honor to congratulate you on behalf of the American people and wish you and the Georgian people all the best on the
Independence Day, which is celebrated on May 26th. The deep friendship between the American and Georgian peoples continues to fully develop because we both value democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms, which is aimed at protecting our citizens' dignity.

The United States supports Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders. We have recognized the right of the sovereign nation of Georgia to the Western orientation. The United States will always remember Georgia's contribution to global security and the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Under such solid circumstances, I expect further development of the US-Georgia partnership for our common interests of peace and prosperity in the coming years. Please, accept my sincere congratulations on the Independence Day of Georgia," reads the letter of the President of the United States of America.

Independence Day

Georgia marks the Independence Day on the 26th of May. The annual public holiday commemorates the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence.26 May had been celebrated as a public holiday until Georgia became part of the Soviet Union in 1922. Celebrations of regional public holidays were suppressed across the Soviet Union and it wasn't until 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet regime that this day regained its public holiday status.

The government of Georgia organizes military parades, concerts, fairs, and various public events celebrating the history and culture of Georgia annually on Georgia's Independence Day.

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