DCM Nicholas Berliner’s Media engagement at the Parliament in Kutaisi following President Margvelashvili’s Speech (April 7)
Q-n about President Margvelashvili’s address to the Parliament and his appeal to the international community to support Georgia’s aspiration to NATO membership at the NATI Summit?
DCM Berliner: President Trump gave a speech (yesterday) that laid out a lot of the very topical themes, including important issues right now that are facing Georgia and that are discussed quite often here. So, I thought it was a very interesting speech. As to the question of the NATO Summit, the United States’ position has been very clear. It has been clear for many years: the United States has supported Georgia in these efforts. We continue to support Georgia in a number of ways.
Q-n about the strikes in Syria- was it something expected?
DCM Berliner: Our President made a statement last night. These strikes were carried out in reaction and response to what was a horrific act on the part of the Syrian regime — one that has been condemned almost universally; one that is in violation of all international standards.