Tbilisi, Georgia, April 26
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The diversity of the working group of the US-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership shows that Georgian democracy has developed, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Thomas Melia told journalists.
Following the meeting of the working group of the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership, Melia expressed his gratitute to the Georgian side not only for the hospitability, which they felt at the Foreign Ministry, but also for the fact that this meeting was quite inclusive.
"The meeting was attended by representatives of both executive and legislative branches of government, the ruling party and the opposition as well as the Public Defender's Office. We have meetings in different countries of the world but this is quite alien to us," he said.
Melia noted that this approach to work indicates that democratic processes are in a "normal pace."
The presentation of a joint declaration prepared by the working group was held after the meeting.
Translated by S.I.