Georgian Foreign Ministry reported the US senators
initiated an important legislative bill
Congress on July 12, confirming the United States’ growing interest and firm
support towards the Black Sea region and Georgia.
US Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mitt Romney
(R-UT) introduced the bipartisan legislation that directs the Administration to
develop a strategy toward the Black Sea region.
According to the senators, the Black Sea region has
increasingly become a critical point for European and global security amid
Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine. Now, it has become clear that the United
States must have both a strategy and presence in the region.
The bill requires the US Administration to develop a
strategy to strengthen coordination between the US, NATO, and partners in the
Black Sea to increase security, support economic prosperity, and promote
democracy. They say that the national security of the Black Sea region, namely
Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, must be ensured.
The document calls for a more robust foreign policy
toward the Black Sea region, including increased advocacy between the US, NATO
and EU and bolstering economic ties and military support in the Black Sea
Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roger
Wicker (R-MS) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) cosponsored the bill.