American Conggressmen publish open letter about Georgia
Two weeks before the parliamentary elections in Georgia, American congressmen have published an open letter in the online newspaper The Hill. In it, the American legislators emphasize that these elections will be a test for Georgian democracy, calling upon all political forces to respect the results of the polls and forget disagreements with opponents.
`Any sort of post-election attempts aimed at creating unrest, or at subverting the political will of the electorate, would be a grave injustice to the Georgian people and would certainly be met with a high level of criticism both at home and abroad,` the congressmen wrote.
`Georgia and its leaders have made a clear and unambiguous choice to promote and abide by a core set of democratic values and ideals, while working tirelessly towards the goal of full NATO membership. Georgian troops have played an important role in a variety of challenging NATO-led operations abroad, including in Afghanistan and Kosovo. Their high level of professionalism, as well as their sacrifices, in the missions in which they have been involved so far, clearly demonstrate that Georgia has much to bring to the table as a future NATO member,` the letter says.