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Georgia–United States relations

Georgia – United States relations


United States
Former Soviet Foreign Minister and then President of Georgia Clinton
President Mikheil Saakashvili meeting Barack Obama
Georgian troops celebrate their independence day in Baghdad in 2006
President Obama visiting a Georgian soldier, Alexandre Tugushi, who was wounded in Afghanistan.
President Bush's 2005 address to more than 100,000 at Freedom Square marked a new stage in Georgian-American relations

Georgian–American relations continue to be very close and encompass multiple areas of bilateral cooperation. As a key U.S. ally in the war on terror, Georgia was the third largest troop contributor in the [1]

Georgia is currently a candidate for visa for entry. Citizens will receive a 90-day tourist visa at the country's entry points.[3][4]

According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 51% of

  • Background information
  • History of Georgia - U.S. relations

External links

  1. ^ a b Department of State Background Notes:Georgia
  2. ^ Obama says U.S., Georgia exploring free trade pact Reuters
  3. ^ International Travel for Georgia
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  5. ^ U.S. Global Leadership Project Report - 2012 Gallup
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  7. ^ Press Releases, Statements & Transcripts - Embassy of the U.S. in Georgia
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  11. ^ Online Magazine - Civil Georgia
  12. ^ a b Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack BBC 13 May 2013
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  14. ^ 93 Georgian Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan in 2010-2012 January 7, 2013
  15. ^ U.S. training a dual mission for Georgians Stars and Stripes March 7, 2011
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  17. ^ United States – Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership. Civil Georgia. January 9, 2009
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  20. ^ As Ukraine Crisis Rumbles, Georgian Premier Visits U.S. The New York Times 26 February 2014


See also

In February 2014, Georgian Premier recent developments in Ukraine.[20]

[19][18] Following U.S. President

[17] On January 9, 2009, the

[16] Much like its Western allies, the United States condemned Russia's intrusion into Georgia's sovereign territory and while it abstained from direct military action, Washington used

South Ossetia conflict

The virtually non-existent domestic opposition to Georgia's deployment in Afghanistan has not substantially increased despite increasing number of Georgian casualties. This is due to the fact that both U.S. and Georgian governments promote the Afghan involvement as one of the building blocks of Georgia's NATO membership, which has proved elusive in recent years due to Russian complaints[15]

Following the defeat of Georgia's ruling UNM Coalition in the Georgian parliamentary elections of 2012, the new governing coalition has promised the United States to remain in Afghanistan and maintain presence there even after most of the coalition withdraws in 2014. Georgia has already started training Afghan security personnel on site and in Georgia. The country also plans to deploy to the area its helicopter instructors, who possess decades of experience with Soviet helicopters, similar to the kind Afghanistan will be using in the years to come.

[12] Georgia currently maintains 1600 soldiers in the

War in Afghanistan

[11] During the

In 2007, Georgia brought the total number of its troops in Iraq to 2000, becoming the third largest troop contributor after the U.S. and the United Kingdom.[8] The troops, all of whom had been trained by American instructors, were based east of Baghdad, close to the border with Iran.[9]

In a sign of Georgia's increased shift away from Russia and towards the West in the early 2000s, the country committed significant number of troops to U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, after wrapping up a smaller operation in the American-led peacekeeping mission in the war-torn Green Zone.[7]

The Iraq War

Georgia hosts 90 Peace Corps Volunteers who work in English Language Education and NGO Development.[6]

Promoting human trafficking law and has since then ranked consistently among Tier 1 countries of the State Department's report on trafficking in persons, meaning that the country now fully complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

The multi-year Coast Guard to Georgia, and the Bilateral Working Group on Defense and Military Cooperation are also important components of American security relationship with Georgia.

The United States works closely with Georgia to promote mutual security and English-language and military professional training, through the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program.

Georgian-American cooperation on development


  • Georgian-American cooperation on development 1
  • The Iraq War 2
  • War in Afghanistan 3
  • South Ossetia conflict 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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