Georgia, U.S. prepare for meeting of Strategic Partnership Council
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 19 / Trend , N. Kirtskhalia/ Georgia and the United States discussed meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council set for June 22. Action plan is being designed as a part of the Strategic Partnership Charter signed in January 2009, U.S. ambassador to Georgia John Taft and First Deputy Foreign Minister Giga Bokeriya said at a joint news conference.
Taft said this is important event in relations between the two countries. He noted that the Council meets as a part of the charter the signed in January 2009.
"The first meeting of Council will be attended by heads of foreign administrations of Georgia and the United States Grigol Vashadze and Hillary Clinton. Other officials as well as Georgian and American experts will also participate," he said.
The Ambassador stressed that the meeting will focus on a wide range of issues of mutual interest. "Concrete projects in the field of security, defense, economy and other spheres must be formed during discussions" he said.
"The U.S. is our reliable partner and this partnership continues for many years. It is a country that has played a big role in destroying the empire of evil, has always provided us with assistance in building a free and democratic country, as in case of the Baltic countries," Bokeriya said.
The deputy minister stressed that "Georgia hopes that it will become a member of NATO and the EU with the help of the U.S like the Baltic countries."
The Deputy Minister said that the meeting between Clinton and Vashadze "will mark a new stage in relations between two countries."
Bokeria thanked the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush for their support to Georgia.
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