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Georgia: Background and U.S. Policy [Updated June 10, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Georgia is one of the United States' closest partners among the post-Soviet states that gained their independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. With a history of strong economic aid and security cooperation, the United States has deepened its strategic partnership with Georgia since Russia's 2008 invasion of Georgia and 2014 invasion of Ukraine. U.S. policy expressly supports Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, and Georgia is a leading recipient of U.S. aid in Europe and Eurasia. [...] Since FY2017, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) bilateral aid allocations to Georgia have totaled $123 million a year on average ($131 million in FY2020, including $40 million in Foreign Military Financing, or FMF). For FY2021, Congress appropriated $132 million in bilateral aid to Georgia, including $35 million in FMF. For FY2022, the State Department/USAID budget request includes $120.6 million in bilateral aid to Georgia."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45307
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2021-06-10
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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