Civil Georgia reports on comments on U.S.-Georgian relations by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip H. Gordon at a Washington, D.C., press conference Jan. 9, 2012.
Said Gordon: "We have a security relationship with Georgia that has significantly
been focused on education and training, and on Georgia's hugely
important commitment to Afghanistan."
According to Gordon, "Georgia, on a per capita basis, is one of the most, either first or second, biggest contributors to Afghanistan."
"They have, even in recent days, taken casualties. And it underscores
the risks that they are taking on our common behalf, protecting common
security, and we will continue to work with Georgia on that basis,"
Georgia reportedly has been pushing for U.S. anti-armor and anti-aircraft systems, concerned Russia might renew hostilities. Gordon indicated that Georgian arms purchases will continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with no change in the nature of U.S.-Georgian military ties regarding arms deals.
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