The US urges Georgia to demonstrate its commitment to EU integration by adopting reforms necessary to move forward on that path, said Ned Price, Spokesperson of the US Department of State.
Ned Price was asked to remark on the latest attacks on US Ambassador to Georgia and the allegation that the US is trying to drag Georgia into a war with Russia.
“We’ve voiced our concern about some of the troubling statements that we have heard emanate from some corners of Georgia’s political system and Georgian society. We’ve voiced our concern about some of the governments’ actions. The governments’ actions, including stalling or moving backward on important democratic reforms, have created setbacks. They have created setbacks to the clear, overwhelming aspirations of the people of Georgia for EU membership and for broader EU Euro-Atlantic aspiration.
These actions – we’re concerned because they have also deepened polarization within Georgian society rather than unify the country around the core issues of Euro-Atlantic integration. There has been a degree of polarization which is not helpful for the country. It is not helpful for Georgia’s broader political aspiration.
Having said all that, we remain committed to working with Georgia to make the reforms needed to meet its Euro-Atlantic goals. We urge Georgia to demonstrate its commitment to EU integration by adopting reforms necessary to move forward on that path,” US State Department Spokesperson said.