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Kerry Pledges Assistance To Georgia To Aid Visa-free Travel To EU

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February 26, 2014 AT 6:47 AM
The United States will provide assistance to Georgia to promote visa-free travel to the European Union to help the former Soviet republic integrate more with the West, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. Kerry said at the start of meetings with Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili, "Today I am announcing additional assistance by the United States to help support Georgia's Euro-Atlantic vision, specifically to help Georgia achieve visa-free travel with the EU and to mitigate the hardships by borderization along the occupied territories." Garibashvili said in an interview that he remembers the difficulties his countrymen suffered during the breakup of the former Soviet Union: