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US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton refers to the Venice Commission on Georgia

06/10/2010

Washington, DC – US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton at the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission meeting in Washington in presence of Georgian PM Nika Gilauri, expressed United States support to the recommendations of the Venice Commission with regard to the “strengthening Georgia’s system of checks and balances”. She stated:

“Constitutional reform is the most obvious and most important reform challenge facing Georgia today. It represents the opportunity for Georgians to build on everything you have accomplished since the Rose Revolution. And I hope the parliament will recognize that opportunity as it concludes its consideration of the constitutional reform package. The United States supports the recommendations that the Venice Commission has put forward for strengthening Georgia’s system of checks and balances. And we stand ready to assist in this process however we can.”

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