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Summary

The United States recognized Georgia’s independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Georgia previously had been a constituent republic of the USSR.

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Recognition

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1992.

Diplomatic relations were established on March 24, 1992, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in a press statement. “Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater…,” March 24, 1992, Public Papers of the Presidents, George Bush, 1992-1993, Vol. 1, 502-503.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of the American Embassy in T’bilisi, 1992.

The American Embassy in T'bilisi was established April 23, 1992, with Carey Cavanaugh as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Georgia
  • Department of State Country Information: Georgia