Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec.18/ Trend N. Kirtskhalia/
A meeting of the Economic, Energy and Trade Working Group which is part of the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership is being held in Washington.
The Georgian side is being represented at the level of deputy ministers. Georgian co-chairs at the meeting are First Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaniani and Deputy Economy Minister Irakli Matkava and on the American side, Deputy Assistant Secretary Deborah McCarthy and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce John Andersen.
Both sides will discuss bilateral cooperation in order to enhance trade and investment relations, infrastructure development, energy cooperation and environmental protection.
A meeting of the working group on cultural exchange under the same strategic partnership is also taking place today in Washington. The Georgian delegation is represented at the level of deputy ministers. Georgian co-chairs at the meeting are the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaniani and Deputy State Minister for Reintegration Ketevan Tsikhelashvili and American co-chairs are the American Assistant Secretary of State Bay Feng and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Jonathan Hale.
The parties will discuss topics related to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, including the possibility of implementation of joint programmes, matters related to the allocation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation second compact, cooperation in education, science and culture, the issues of visa dialogue and future joint projects in the field of healthcare.