Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 6 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
The parliamentary elections of 2012 and then president elections of 2013 should showcase that the Georgian democracy not only meets, but exceeds international standards, U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton said to a joint press conference with Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri in Washington before the inaugural meeting of the Georgian-American Commission within the Charter on strategic cooperation.
She said that the May 30, 2010 local elections showed "a real tangible progress", but parliamentary elections of 2012 and then president elections of 2013 should showcase that the Georgian democracy not only meets, but exceeds international standards.
Clinton said Georgia could become a model of democratic development in the region if more drastic steps will be made in the direction of strengthening democracy. "Georgia makes the necessary steps in this regard, developing democratic institutions, and in this regard, the United States intends to strengthen its assistance," she said.
Secretary of State expressed the hope that the Parliament of Georgia will soon adopt a new constitution, which will further develop democracy and freedom in the country.
"We recognize the progress that Georgia has made since the Rose Revolution. We support the democratic processes in Georgia and hope that U.S. support is vital in this process," she said.
The Secretary of State said U.S. supports Georgia at various levels, and this support will continue.