House of Commons
GEORGIA 100TH ANNIVERSARY
EDM #1500
Tabled 10 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House congratulates the people of Georgia on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of independence; welcomes the growth of political relations and cooperation in a variety of fields between the UK and Georgia, including intensifying inter-parliamentary cooperation; encourages further development of bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation between the UK and Georgia for mutual benefit; reaffirms the UK's unwavering support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders; commends the people and Government of Georgia for their successful reforms in recent years towards consolidating democracy, ensuring human rights protection, rule of law, media freedom and good governance as well as strengthening government transparency and judicial independence; expresses concern that after 10 years of the Russia-Georgia war and the occupation of Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region, South Ossetia, by the Russian Federation the security and human rights situation on the ground has been further aggravated; and recommends that the UK and Georgia should continue close cooperation with the aim to further deepen the Georgian-UK partnership, both in bilateral and multilateral formats and work together towards an open Europe of unity and solidarity to contribute to global peace and security.

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