Georgia will support decision of American people
By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, November 9Georgia’s Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, has stated that Georgia would support the decision of the American people as they go to the polls to elect the country’s 45th president.
Kvirikashvili stated that no matter who wins the race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the future president would be the choice of the people, and this should be respected.
Kvirikashvili stressed that America has been Georgia’s most important strategic partner and relations between the two would remain unchanged.
"In the past 25 years, the US support has proved vital in the process of maintaining our sovereignty and Georgia's independence. Today we are talking about the next 25 years of our partnership with the US, which is very important to us," Kvirikashvili said.
US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly also vowed that the US’s foreign policy would remain the same regardless of the election’s outcome.
Tamar Chugoshvili, a member of the ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party and the future first deputy Parliament Speaker of Georgia, assessed the upcoming US elections as "very important” and different from previous elections in the US.
"I believe that Georgia will remain an important country in our region for the US, no matter who is the president, and I believe our cooperation will further deepen in all directions,” Chugoshvili said.
The election is very important and matters for the whole world, and of course for Georgia.
There are statements that nothing will change in the Georgia-US relations after the elections, but what may happen is entirely dependent on the future policy of the new president.
Twenty percent of Georgia’s territory is currently occupied by Russia, but Mr. Trump never hides his positive attitudes to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Trump also says that Clinton, who frequently criticizes Putin’s foreign policy, would fail to hold constructive negotiations with the Russian President on a range of issues, if she becomes the first female President of the United States.
Currently, Hillary Clinton enjoys a mild lead in the polls over her opponent, but polls can be misleading; The chaotic Brexit vote in the UK earlier this year is a vivid example.