USA reviews cooperation with Georgia due to foreign agents bill

Maria Novoselova/Vestnik Kavkaza

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that Washington was reviewing bilateral cooperation with Tbilisi. The reason for it is the Bill on Agents of Foreign Influence.

"Today, I am launching a comprehensive review of bilateral cooperation between the USA and Georgia",

Antony Blinken said.

At the same time, he expressed hope that the Georgian leadership would reconsider the project for the sake of "promoting democratic and Euro-Atlantic aspirations".

Blinken added that the United States would take Georgia's actions into account when making its own decisions, while relations between Tbilisi and Washington were under revision.

Law on Foreign Agents in Georgia
Let us remind you that on May 14, the Georgian parliament adopted the bill on agents of foreign influence in the third and final reading.

The country's President Salome Zurabishvili vetoed it, but Georgian Dream said it would be overridden. They added that this would relieve tension in Georgia.

The opposition and its supporters continue protests against the bill. They have been going on for over a month now.

Sanctions against Georgia
According to Antony Blinken, the US leadership is ready to take action against Georgia if the bill is adopted.

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