Press Statement John Kerry: On the Occasion of Georgia’s National Day (May 26)

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Georgia as you celebrate your Independence Day on May 26.

We greatly value our strong partnership with Georgia. The United States is firmly committed to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders. We strongly support Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. We are committed to helping Georgia implement its European Union Association Agreement and advance on the path toward NATO membership. And we honor the dedication and sacrifices of your troops serving around the world, including in Afghanistan.

On this day of celebration, I wish the Georgian people peace, unity, and prosperity.