RFE/RL, July 06, 2010
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has concluded a five-day, five-country tour of Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus meant to impart a critical message: we haven't forgotten you.
On July 2 in Ukraine, Clinton told Ukrainians they could "count on the support and friendship of the United States" as they "chart your own course toward your own future."
And two days later in Azerbaijan, she said Washington was "committed to helping you and your fellow citizens build a prosperous, independent, democratic, sovereign Azerbaijan."
And closing out her trip on July 5 in Georgia, Clinton pledged to "do everything we can to assist our partners, inside and outside the Georgian government, as they strive to strengthen democratic institutions and processes."
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