U.S. will continue to assist Georgia in the transition period in the directions provided by the Charter of Strategic Cooperation in the further strengthening of democratic institutions, security, development of economic ties and deepening of cultural relations between nations, the report of U.S. State Department, analysing the prospects of Georgian-American relations after the victory of the Georgian Dream in elections, stated.
The report was presented by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin, who visited Georgia in mid-October.
"I believe that we have good reasons to be optimistic about the future of US-Georgian relations," Rubin said.
'We pledge our continued support to Georgia in this period of transition. We have strong relations and look forward to continuing cooperation with the new government of Georgia', the report says.
The report noted that the Charter of Strategic Cooperation between Georgia and the United States, signed in Washington on January 9, 2009, is a basis for U.S-Georgian dialogue.
It was stated that 'Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's team as well as the team of Prime Minister Ivanishvili are willing to continue the path of Euro-Atlantic integration'.
'The United States strongly supports Georgia in its aspiration to NATO. As it was stated in Bucharest and reaffirmed at NATO's following summits, Georgia will become a member of NATO. Starting with the positioning of the second battalion in Afghanistan this month (October), Georgia will become a major participant of the ISAF mission among states which are not members of NATO', the report said.
The U.S. State Department also expressed hope for reconsideration of the Labour Code by the new government of Georgia.
'We also look forward to continuing our cooperation with the Georgian government on strengthening the rights of workers. We would be glad to see that the new government has reconsidered the Labour Code', the document says.