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Kelly Degnan says US agrees with calls for justice and anti-corruption reforms

By Liza Mchedlidze
Thursday, November 10, 2022
American Ambassador to Georgia H.E. Kelly Degnan responded to the report of the European Parliament, which refers to the implementation of the Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union. According to her, the United States agrees with the appeals addressed to all political parties in Georgia, which are related to unity and the implementation of ambitious democratic, justice and anti-corruption reforms.

"The United States of America is not a part of the European Parliament. I can say that we were not involved in the development of this document. It is regrettable the polarization of the political environment in Georgia. We undoubtedly agree with the calls to all political parties in Georgia for unity and the implementation of ambitious democratic, justice and anti-corruption reforms. I think that Georgia has very good achievements in presenting the legislation it has developed before the Venice Commission and other European expert bodies. After submitting the developed legislative packages, Georgia receives evaluations from the Venice Commission and other international structures on the extent to which it meets the mentioned European standards," Degnan said.

According to the US Ambassador to Georgia, The next very important step for Georgia on the way to its European future is the candidate status.

"It is very important that the developed legislation is also submitted to the Venice Commission so that it can assess its relevance. The US supports the very clear choice of the Georgian people to live in a secure, stable, successful democratic country," she said.

Degnan once again stated that the US supports the aspirations of the Georgian people regarding the Euro-Atlantic future.

"I hope that the political leaders of Georgia, including the ruling party and the opposition, will unite and ensure that the work regarding the status of the candidate will be carried out in accordance with European standards. I sincerely hope that the Georgian leaders will be able to do this for the Georgian people," the ambassador stated.