US to send observers to parliamentary elections in Georgia

By | September 17, 2020
US to send observers to parliamentary elections in Georgia

The U.S. is ready to help Georgia implement reforms to strengthen democracy, said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a letter sent to his Georgian counterpart David Zalkaliani.

“We appreciate your efforts to support American and international observers and remain ready to help Georgia implement reforms that will strengthen your democratic institutions and strengthen the democratic process,” the press service of the Georgian Foreign Ministry quotes the letter as saying.
In addition, the letter notes that the U.S. State Department will send volunteers as observers for parliamentary elections in Georgia and will join the mission of the OSCE Office for Human Rights and Democratic Institutions (ODIHR/ODIHR).

According to Pompeo, the U.S. State Department is also working with the Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) “to find an alternative solution that will allow them to observe” the October 31 elections in Georgia.