20 July 2024,   04:07
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There’s disinformation that we are a global party, or that we have tried to foment a revolution, or that we have nefarious intentions, it’s heartbreaking to hear this - Dunnigan

Disinformation is spread about what it means to become a member of the EU. One thread of disinformation is that it needs to give up your identity which is completely false. Such a statement made today the US Ambassador to Georgia.

“We are overwhelmed by and underequipped to deal with the disinformation that plagues us today. And unfortunately, it’s happening here in Georgia. Disinformation is spread about what it means to become a member of the EU. One thread of disinformation is that it needs to give up your identity which is completely false. All you have to do is drive to the EU and cross the border and you know when you go from Austria to Italy, there’s no question that you keep your cultural identity. It is one aspect of disinformation. Unfortunately, there"s disinformation about the United States’ relationship with Georgia.

There are some who claim that we are a global party, or that we have tried to foment a revolution in this country, or that we have nefarious intentions here. And, truly, it"s heartbreaking to hear this, because our history in this country over 32 years is a history of deep friendships between Americans and Georgians, partnerships in the medical field, in the education field, in sharing agriculture techniques, helping each other strengthen our defense forces. Over 32 years we’ve provided USD 6 billion in assistance to Georgia.

It is heartbreaking and disappointing to hear the narrative that tries to paint a different picture than what we know is true. So I want to reiterate today the US commitment to the Georgian people’s aspirations to become a member of the EU, to strengthen the Euro-Atlantic trajectory.

It’s a future that’s in Georgia’s Constitution, a feature that we’ve all been working hard together for decades. And it’s a future that the US will continue to support in every way”, - said Robin Dunnigan.

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