We continue to support your Euro-Atlantic aspirations, James Cleverly, the UK Foreign Secretary, who is on an official visit to Georgia, said at a joint briefing after meeting with Ilia Darchiashvili at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to him, Britain is and will remain a firm and steadfast friend of Georgia.
"A strong and united NATO is vital to our security in Europe and beyond. That is why a specially tailored package has been developed for Georgia in 2023. In 2023, the British Embassy will act as the NATO contact person in Georgia, together with the Romanian Embassy. Our bilateral defense cooperation goes beyond military cooperation and includes joint work on cyber security and countering disinformation. Georgia has taken huge steps in terms of improving democracy after the historic visit of Margaret Thatcher. In order to consolidate democracy and strengthen democratic institutions, I urge you to strengthen your commitments to media freedom, civil society and the independence of the judiciary. We are and will remain a firm and steadfast friend of Georgia. I am glad to be in Tbilisi today. I expect that our relationship will be strengthened to an even higher level in the future," said James Cleverly.
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