Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, is visiting Georgia to meet Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the country’s Prime Minister.
The Foreign Secretary said in a statement:
“The UK is committed to Georgia as a valued international security partner and democratic role model in the region. The bilateral relationship is strong and we welcome their progress in implementing economic and political reforms as they aspire towards closer relations with the EU and NATO.
We have not forgotten that the conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia remain unresolved. The UK is committed to supporting Georgia’s independence and territorial integrity. The UK has always been clear that countries like Georgia should be able to make their own sovereign choices about their futures, free from outside interference.
2016 marks the 25th year of Georgia’s independence. We hope and expect that elections in October will exemplify all the democratic progress that has been achieved in the years since independence”.