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Scientific conference dedicated to 100th Anniversary of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia held in US
10 May, 2018
A scientific conference dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia was held at the United States Center for Strategic and International Studies.

As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Bridget Brink, a representative of the Department of State, addressed the participants of the conference.
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A scientific conference dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia

She spoke about the Georgia-US strategic partnership and underlined the US strong support
for Georgia from the very first days of independence.

According to her, all US administrations have had strong bipartisan support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Georgia is a strong partner of the United States, especially in the field of global security. There is a traditional strong relationship between Georgia and the United States and relations with President Trump’s administration have been further strengthened, namely, in terms of partnership on the issues of security and promotion of economic progress," Bridget Brink said.
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The conference was held at the United States Center for Strategic and International Studies

According to the Foreign Ministry, Bridget Brink brought Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's visit to the US in the first three months after the new US administration came to power as a good example of the US-Georgia partnership. She also emphasized the support of Congress for Georgia and talked about financial assistance to Georgia allocated by the 2018 budget law, as well as the restrictions on financing the governments that recognize Russia's occupied territories.
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Bridget Brink, a representative of the Department of State

"Position of the United States is widely known: the regions occupied by Russia - Abkhazia and South Ossetia are integral parts of Georgia and the United States continues to support Georgia's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Bridget Brink said and positively assessed the government's efforts in the direction of peaceful resolution of the conflict.
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US is ready to deepen relations with Georgia in the field of defense and security

According to her, the US is ready to deepen relations with Georgia in the field of defense and security.

She also talked about the NATO open door policy.
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Centennial of the First Georgian Republic Past, Present, and Future of Georgia

"The NATO door has been open for all European democracies that share the values of the alliance and contribute to strengthening of common security”, she said and added that only Georgia could define its future and no country had a right to veto Georgia's NATO membership.

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