Saakashvili receives a letter from U.S. President
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has received a letter from Barack Obama. In It, President of the United States of America emphasizes the meaning of the parliamentary elections conducted in Georgia on October 1 for the democratic development of the country.
`Nothing would do more to enshrine the legacy of the Rose Revolution, and to firmly link your country’s future to Europe, than conducting a free and fair election that affirms Georgia’s success as a democratic state.
With the elections behind you, the world sees that Georgia, under your leadership, has successfully passed this milestone. It is testimony to your commitment to democratic progress, and it will be your enduring legacy. While the electoral outcome was a deep disappointment to you and your supporters, the results are representative of the vibrant, competitive democracy that Georgia has become during your tenure.
Moving forward, Georgia will need your continued leadership in working with the new parliament and the leaders of the Georgian Dream coalition to ensure a smooth transition as a new Government is formed. Together you will have responsibility for charting your country’s continued democratic and economic development. Your public remarks in accepting the electoral verdict demonstrated your commitment to putting the interests of all Georgians first,` U.S. President wrote in the letter.
Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, met with the president of Georgia to hand over the letter of Barack Obama. American Diplomat discussed U.S.-Georgia relations, strategic cooperation and the parliamentary elections in Georgia. Mr. Rubin hailed the democratic course of Georgia.