(Civil.Ge) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili by phone on November 4 “to congratulate him on his party’s victory” in parliamentary elections and “encouraged” him to use the election results, which gave the ruling party constitutional majority, to continue democratic reforms, the White House said.
“The Vice President commended Georgia’s democratic leadership in the region,” the White House said in readout of Biden’s call with Kvirikashvili.
“He also reiterated U.S. support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and condemned Russia’s ratification of a ‘treaty’ with Abkhazia on setting up a joint armed force,” the White House said.
“The leaders agreed that Georgian Dream’s strong majority imposes a great responsibility on the government to lead inclusively and reach out to all pro-reform forces as it crafts its policies.”
“The Vice President encouraged the Prime Minister to use the election results to continue Georgia’s democratic and economic reforms that will further Georgia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions,” the White House said.