Ambassador Ross Wilsons’s statement following meetings with Georgian Presidential Candidates (November 16)


Ambassador Ross Wilson’s statement following meetings with Georgian Presidential Candidates (November 16)


Today I was pleased to meet with presidential candidates Salome Zourabichvili and Grigol Vashadze to discuss the upcoming election and broader political situation.  These conversations were a welcome opportunity to hear their perspectives and ideas for the country.  During the meetings, I underscored our support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the importance of its democratic institutions for the country’s success.  In this election period, we urge all sides to refrain from harsh rhetoric and polarizing attacks and engage in calmer, constructive dialog that will foster respect for democratic values, civil society, and stability.