The friendship between our two countries is as strong as ever, US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said in her opening remarks during her virtual press conference.
She said she was proud to be the U.S. ambassador in a country that “is committed to upholding the democratic values we share, and that is willing to do the hard work required to improve the quality of life for its citizens”.
„The challenge for Georgia now is to use the institutions it has built and follow-through on reforms to solidify its democratic progress. We are already seeing Parliament exercise its new tools for better oversight of the executive branch of government.
No less important is an independent, professional judiciary. There are many dedicated legal professionals in Georgia – judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys – who want to practice law free from political interference. The U.S. has supported Georgia in making important strides toward creating an independent, transparent, efficient judicial system, and our support will continue. Further progress is essential for Georgia’s democratic development, as well as for Georgia’s economic growth. Investors need to know they can enforce a contract and resolve disputes in a fair and timely manner, on a level playing field, or they will go elsewhere to invest“, the Ambassador said in her opening remarks during her virtual press conference.