SFRC Staff Director Meets With Georgian Officials
20 February, 2020
SFRC Staff Director Meets With Georgian Officials
The United States Embassy twitted on its official page that the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Staff Director Chris Socha visited Georgia for discussions concerning the current political environment in Georgia with Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and other government officials, political party leaders, the chairman of the parliament and other parliamentarians, and civil society and international non-governmental organization representatives.




"In all of his meetings, Mr. Socha reiterated the United States’ commitment to Georgia's territorial integrity and its Euro-Atlantic integration. He specifically raised the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia under Russia's illegal occupation. " - the US Embassy said.

What is more important, Chris Socha also discussed concerns about a weakening of Georgian democracy and governance and carried a clear message from the chairman of the committee, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), that the United States supports Georgia's democratic development but the institutions of government must respect everyone's political rights and continue to strengthen the checks and balances that ensure government power is properly constrained.

Note: Senator Jim Risch was one of the US senators who sent a critical letter to Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.


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