Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 25, 2011


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Georgia as you celebrate your Independence this May 26.

The United States and Georgia have built a vibrant partnership based on shared values and mutual interests. We are committed to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and we are helping Georgia strengthen democratic institutions.

Together, our two countries are promoting freedom around the world. We are especially grateful for Georgia’s commitment to the future of Afghanistan as our troops stand side by side on behalf of peace and security.

On this 20th anniversary of Georgia’s independence from the Soviet Union, we celebrate the bonds between our countries and people, and reaffirm our commitment to broadening and deepening this relationship. I wish all Georgians around the world a peaceful and prosperous year.



PRN: 2011/831

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