Bonnie Jenkins, the United States Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, on Thursday, said she would meet with Georgian leaders to discuss “several other areas of strategic interest to both our countries: border security, customs, and defense.”
“In all these engagements, I look forward to delivering a message of strong support from Washington for the tremendous work Ambassador Degnan and her Embassy team have done to help advance Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, and to the Georgian government for their collaboration and partnership in working with us in addressing these concerns,” the US undersecretary of State noted.
Jenkins said, “these efforts have not come easily, especially of late, where we’ve been dismayed to see personal attacks on Ambassador Degnan and the Embassy.
“Let us be clear, this is part of a bigger pattern of disinformation aimed at obscuring the truth and the realities of the current crisis in Europe that one man has created.
The United States will always honor Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders, just as we will always recognize Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
Together, we should all be standing by supporting the people of Ukraine as they fight for their freedom and sovereignty,” Bonnie Jenkins stated.