Ambassador: Georgia's national interests uncompromised in relations with United States
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug.11 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
U.S. support for Georgia is basic and solid, Georgian Ambassador to the U.S. Temur Yakobashvili told Voice of America.
"We are cooperating in several areas. A strategic agreement signed by our countries is being implemented effectively step by step. There have been many important achievements over 6 months, such as a simplified visa regime with the U.S.," he stressed.
Yakobashvili underscored that President Barack Obama's administration provided Georgia with a billion dollars to stabilize the economy. Tbilisi also received the second tranche from the U.S. Millennium Challenges Corporation.
"Georgian soldiers fight in Afghanistan," Yakobashvili said.
When asked if support for Georgia has not weakened since Obama came to power, Yakobashvili answered no.
"I do not think that any administration supports some country unconditionally. During the Bush administration, there were also conditions that were simple - the U.S. supports only a free and democratic Georgia. In this sense, there is no difference between the previous and current administrations," Yakobashvili said.