Kerry urges Georgia to sign EU deal

Carrying Georgian and Ukrainian national flags people take part in funeral of Dato Kipiani in Tbilisi, on February 25, 2014With an eye on the political upheaval in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday urged Georgia to push forward on its plans to move closer to the European Union. At the start of bilateral talks between the United States and Georgia, the top US diplomat told Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that Washington was also unveiling new funding to help Tbilisi integrate with Europe. The US supported “Georgia’s participation in the EU’s Eastern Partnership, and we encourage Georgia to sign an association agreement with the EU later this year,” Kerry said ahead of a meeting at the State Department.

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