TBILISI, DFWatch — Eric Rubin, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, says there is need for further reforms of the justiciary in Georgia to create rule of law.

Commenting on the recent detention of dozens of former government officials, Rubin said the international reactions to the detentions are important.

At a briefing after his visit, Rubin said it is important for the international community to see that Georgia and its democracy are moving forward.

“That’s why it is significant what will be international reaction to the recent detentions», he said. “We support the democratic process that took place after the election. We also support Georgia in achieving its security and foreign Euro-Atlantic goals. We will do our best in this regard.»

The US will continue to support Georgia in the areas where engagement is most important; continue cooperation in order that the courts may become independent and transparent.

According to Rubin, the US supports the new government’s desire to improve relations with its neighbors and won’t interrupt deepening of these relations.

He said the American policy of supporting Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty won’t change.