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VOA标准英语2018--美国与格鲁吉亚的关系

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U.S.-Georgia Relations

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Russia's invasion of Georgia. “The United States unequivocally condemns1 Russia's occupation on Georgian soil,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a plenary session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership2.

The Secretary also emphasized that the “Russian-occupied Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are integral parts of Georgia” and called on Russia “to fulfill3 all of its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement to withdraw its forces to pre-conflict positions, to reverse its recognition of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states, and to provide free access for humanitarian4 assistance to both regions.”

Secretary Pompeo commended Georgia for being a steadfast5 partner of NATO, making valuable contributions to international security, and upholding Western values. Georgia is the largest non-NATO state troop contributor to Afghanistan, with Georgian troops serving shoulder to shoulder with American troops there. The U.S. recognizes and honors the 32 Georgian soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of peace and stability there.

The United States and Georgia continue to deepen their security relationship, including through cooperation on counterterrorism, stemming the flow of foreign fighters crossing Georgian territory, and countering the smuggling6 of dangerous nuclear materials from the former Soviet7 Union.

The United States looks forward to one day welcoming Georgia into NATO, said Secretary Pompeo. Most recently, both countries discussed the links between national security, a vibrant8 economy, and strong democracy. “We know that an open society and a strong economy together are foundational elements for Georgia's security,” emphasized Mr. Pompeo. “The rule of law, combined with an independent judiciary, accountable government, and respect for pluralism are essential for democratic and economic advancement9.”

Going forward, Secretary Pompeo urged Georgia to create opportunities for all voices to be heard in politics, in media, and to strengthen checks and balances within government institutions. Despite Russia's occupation of 20 percent of its territory, Georgia has continued to reform. The country's success carries with it a responsibility to fulfill the expectations of the Georgian people for economic prosperity and governmental transparency.

The United States has st


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1 condemns c3a2b03fc35077b00cf57010edb796f4     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的第三人称单数 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
参考例句:
  • Her widowhood condemns her to a lonely old age. 守寡使她不得不过着孤独的晚年生活。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The public opinion condemns prostitution. 公众舆论遣责卖淫。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
2 partnership NmfzPy     
n.合作关系,伙伴关系
参考例句:
  • The company has gone into partnership with Swiss Bank Corporation.这家公司已经和瑞士银行公司建立合作关系。
  • Martin has taken him into general partnership in his company.马丁已让他成为公司的普通合伙人。
3 fulfill Qhbxg     
vt.履行,实现,完成;满足,使满意
参考例句:
  • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你许诺了,你就要履行你的诺言。
  • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.这家公司应该能够满足我们的要求。
4 humanitarian kcoxQ     
n.人道主义者,博爱者,基督凡人论者
参考例句:
  • She has many humanitarian interests and contributes a lot to them.她拥有很多慈善事业,并作了很大的贡献。
  • The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.英国政府现已暂停对这一地区的人道主义援助。
5 steadfast 2utw7     
adj.固定的,不变的,不动摇的;忠实的;坚贞不移的
参考例句:
  • Her steadfast belief never left her for one moment.她坚定的信仰从未动摇过。
  • He succeeded in his studies by dint of steadfast application.由于坚持不懈的努力他获得了学业上的成功。
6 smuggling xx8wQ     
n.走私
参考例句:
  • Some claimed that the docker's union fronted for the smuggling ring.某些人声称码头工人工会是走私集团的掩护所。
  • The evidence pointed to the existence of an international smuggling network.证据表明很可能有一个国际走私网络存在。
7 Soviet Sw9wR     
adj.苏联的,苏维埃的;n.苏维埃
参考例句:
  • Zhukov was a marshal of the former Soviet Union.朱可夫是前苏联的一位元帅。
  • Germany began to attack the Soviet Union in 1941.德国在1941年开始进攻苏联。
8 vibrant CL5zc     
adj.震颤的,响亮的,充满活力的,精力充沛的,(色彩)鲜明的
参考例句:
  • He always uses vibrant colours in his paintings. 他在画中总是使用鲜明的色彩。
  • She gave a vibrant performance in the leading role in the school play.她在学校表演中生气盎然地扮演了主角。
9 advancement tzgziL     
n.前进,促进,提升
参考例句:
  • His new contribution to the advancement of physiology was well appreciated.他对生理学发展的新贡献获得高度赞赏。
  • The aim of a university should be the advancement of learning.大学的目标应是促进学术。
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