US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes such kind a big record on Georgia for the first time, which is welcome, – Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani made the regarding statement.
According to him, this record is a very welcome event and confirms the strong bipartisan support of the United States Congress.
“This confirms the fact that Georgia is at leading positions in the United States’ political agenda. It is important to note that this act speaks about Georgia in the context of European security, which means that Georgia’s security is directly linked to Europe and vice versa. It is also important to note that this act speaks about NATO’s open door policy and directly supports Georgia’s integration into NATO. To summarize, with this act cooperation in defense and security with the United States moved to a new level,”- Zalkaliani noted.
US Senate version of the US Defense Authorization Act describes Georgia as an ally and partner of the United States.