U.S. Secretary of State congratulates Georgia on Independence Day

Politics Materials 26 May 2012 17:43 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 26 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated Georgia on Independence Day, celebrated on May 26.

"A few days later I will have the opportunity to visit Batumi to feel the Georgian people's hospitality and to reaffirm our support for Georgia," Clinton's statement posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Georgia said.

"After gaining independence, Georgia has achieved significant progress in the fight against corruption, the development of modern state institutions and strengthening global security.

Clinton confirms U.S. support for Georgia's European integration and strengthening democratic institutions.
"We reiterate our unwavering support for Georgia's territorial integrity," the letter said.

Clinton will visit Georgia in early June within the regional tour. She will open a meeting of the US-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission in Batumi on June 5.

She will also meet with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and hold discussions with many political figures and representatives of civil society.

Clinton will visit Armenia on June 4. After visiting Tbilisi, she will visit Azerbaijan on June 6.