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The State Department said that Georgia is risking its prospects for membership in the EU and NATO.

The State Department said that Georgia is risking its prospects for membership in the EU and NATO.

Georgia is risking its prospects for membership in the EU and NATO because of anti-Western rhetoric and the foreign agents bill, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said.

“The Georgian government’s statements and actions are inconsistent with the democratic values ​​that underpin EU and NATO membership and jeopardize Georgia’s path to Euro-Atlantic integration,” Miller said in a statement.

According to him, the United States has been providing assistance to the Georgian economy for 32 years, and in response, Tbilisi mischaracterizes this cooperation, which undermines it.

The United States condemns the use of force against protesters, Miller emphasized. At the same time, the law that has become the subject of dispute, according to him, is “inspired” by Moscow. Miller kept silent about the fact that the United States itself has long had a law on foreign agents.


Earlier on Wednesday, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze said that parliament would vote in the third reading on the bill on foreign agents in two weeks. President Salome Zurabishvili has already stated that she will veto the law if parliament passes it in its final reading. In this case, it will not be difficult for the legislative body to overcome the veto of the head of state. To do this, parliament needs a simple majority of deputies.