In Georgia, Pence says Trump will back toughened sanctions on Russian Federation

30 Jul 2017- 14:32:00

30 Jul 2017- 14:32:00

Kvirikashvili said the United States "has a dedicated friend in Georgia, a stable geopolitical ally, and a strategic partner".

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Georgia on July 31 after a stop in Estonia to meet with Baltic leaders also concerned about Russia's intensions in their region.

Pence is also due to visit Montenegro, the alliance's newest member, and make a stop in Georgia, an aspiring member, which fought a brief war with Russian Federation in 2008.

In comments released earlier by the Georgian government, Kvirikashvili described Pence's visit as "an important milestone in the bilateral relationship as we work to further strengthen security, economic, and trade cooperation between our two countries".

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Pence said it was honor for him to visit Georgia, a historic land.

"The President and our Congress are unified in our message: A better relationship and the lifting of sanctions will require Russian Federation to reverse the actions that caused the sanctions to be imposed in the first place", Mr Pence said.

The vice president is due to attend joint military exercises involving as many as 800 Georgian and 1,600 US troops during his visit.

"I am sure the armed forces of the participating states will use experience received at the Noble Partner 2017 for strengthening peace in the world", he said, adding that such military exercises are important for Georgia and the region to strengthen cooperation and increase the capacity of armed forces, as well as to bring the countries closer to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation standards. The proposal, overwhelmingly approved by the House and Senate, bars Trump from easing or waiving penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees.

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The vice president also explicitly promised that the United States would meet its obligations under NATO's Article 5 mutual defense pledge to come to the aid of a member nation who is attacked.

"So to be clear: The United States of America strongly condemns Russia's occupation on Georgia's soil".

The US has sent some of its M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks and M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles across the Black Sea for the drills.

On August 2, he will attend the Adriatic Charter Summit in Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, U.S. officials said. It now contributes more than 100 troops to NATO-led missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and regularly participates in multinational exercises organized by the USA military.

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