Georgia is considered as an ally and partner of the US in the Senate version of the US National Defense Authorization Act, – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia reports.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, on June 18, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 defense authorization Act, (NDAA), which defines the policy and budgetary priorities of the US Department of Defense for the 2019 fiscal year.
It is worth mentioning that, according to the Act, Georgia, in the context of European security, along with the Black Sea and the Baltic states is treated as an ally and partner of the United States.
The subdivision of the bill # 1235 concerning to the Russian aggression deterrence in Europe (EUROPE in the SENATE OF SENATE ON RUSSIAN AGGRESSION AGAINST ENHANCING DETERRENCE) notes that strengthening the capabilities of the US allies and partners in Europe serves to protect the interests of the US and represents the complex strategy for stopping Russian Aggression. This subsection contains important messages related to Georgia.
In addition, the US Senate urges the Administration to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy of security cooperation, which will make the cooperation with US partners in Europe, including Georgia more rational and prioritized,- the statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia reads.