Amidst Russia’s military buildup along Ukraine’s border, they would like to request the possibility to begin discussions on amending the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership. Amendments may intend to underline the continuation of a range of substantive measures to prevent Russian direct and hybrid aggressive actions including cyberattacks against Georgia, and hold the Kremlin accountable for such aggression, violations of international law. At the same time, the amendments would reaffirm the 2021 Brussels Summit Communique of NATO. As it is known, according to this decision, the Allies support Georgia’s sovereign right to decide its own future foreign policy course free from outside interference, including with respect to Georgia’s aspirations to join NATO. Such formulations were considered in the new U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership signed in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2021, and replaced the U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership, signed in Washington in 2008.
They strongly believe that enhancing cooperation with strategic partners, especially in defense and security, is crucial to deter Russian aggressive actions. Simultaneously, in the changing security environment in the region, they express their readiness to contribute to the development of the initiatives that will facilitate the establishment of the framework to transform the U.S.-Georgia strategic partnership and officially become strategic allies.
Overall, they acknowledge that multi-dimensional strategic cooperation with the United States will assist Georgia to achieve its goals of being a full-fledged part of the Euro-Atlantic Community and create new opportunities for the Georgian society.
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