Georgia, Tbilisi, Jul.23 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Despite of all existing difficulties, Georgia will steadily move towards democracy, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili stated in the meeting with U.S Vice-President Joseph Beiden in the presidential palace.
The meeting was aired by the Georgian National Television.
Saakashvili emphasized the presence of problems in the country as a result of Russian aggression. "At present we have 500,000 refugees, and Russia's ethnic cleansing may be compared with the world-famous ethnic cleansing cases. However, it will not prevent us from establishing a democratic state," Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili thanked Beiden for U.S support to Georgia and for his personal assistance.
The "Rose Revolution" in fact gained a full support of the entire world, Bieden stated. "I always like to emphasize that I am close to you and ready to help you to establish a strong country. We came here to talk about the political, economic development, the construction of democracy. We are interrelated and the development of Georgia meets the U.S. interest," the vice-president of the U.S. said
Beiden reminded the last year, when he was observing Russian attack plains in the capital's sky with Saakashvili through the windows of the hotel. "It was hard times for Georgia and we should make every effort to prevent it to repeat," Beiden said
"They hindered and resisted the meeting, but my headquarters and your employees made every effort to arrange and to hold it on high level," Saakashvili said at the end of the meeting.
The Georgian president and the U.S vice-president listened to hymns of both countries in live performance. Sofiko Nizharadze performed the U.S hymn and Adjarian choir performed the Georgian hymn.
Saakashvili and Beiden passed in front of guard in honor, later that Saakashvili familiarized Beiden with Members of the Georgian government.
After the ceremony Saakashvili and Beiden met in private.
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