"The Congressmen's letter is a proof of unprecedented support for Georgia” – Mikheil Janelidze

“The Congressmen's letter is a proof of the United States unprecedented support for Georgia.  Georgia enjoys a strong bipartisan support in the Congress, and this letter is the result of the Georgian Government’s successful reforms aimed at the democratic development of the country and yet another proof of firm partnership, confidence and common values, on which the relations between the U.S. and Georgia are based” – Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze said when commenting on the letter by 30 congressmen of the United House of Representatives commemorating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Georgia.
 
According to the Foreign Minister, the letter makes it clear that the United States’ position with respect to Russian aggression remains firm and that the U.S. is committed to continue its support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
 
“With the United States of America we continue firm co-operation oriented towards the development of Georgia, identification of new economic opportunities, support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its European and Euro-Atlantic future.” - Mikheil Janelidze said.
 
The American congressmen in their letter call on President Trump to speed up negotiations on a free trade agreement with Georgia. Commenting on this issue Mikheil Janelidze said that Georgia is interested in the further strengthening of trade-economic relations between the two countries and “the work will continue on this issue once the new Administration formulates its policy”.
 
On 2 May 2017, 30 congressmen of the United House of Representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump commemorating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Georgia. The letter initiated by the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Georgia, Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Gerald Connolly (D-Virginia) represents a clear example of U.S. bipartisan support for Georgia. The letter is signed by congressmen of both branches of the Congress: Republicans and Democrats.