Secretary Kerry's Meetings With Leaders of Georgia's Opposition and Speaker of Parliament

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 7, 2016

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Secretary Kerry met this morning with the leadership of Georgia's opposition parties and the Speaker of Parliament to hear their priorities for Georgia in advance of October's parliamentary elections.

Secretary Kerry pledged ongoing support for a transparent political process that focuses on the issues critical to strengthening Georgia's security and democracy, not on personalities, and includes a free media and independent judiciary free of political interference.