Georgia, Tbilisi, Jul.23 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Leaders of the Georgian opposition and non-governmental sector discussed security issues and democracy in Georgia at a meeting with U.S. Vice-President Joseph Beiden on July 23.
According to leader of the parliamentary minority Georgi Targamadze, Targamadze passed an appeal of Georgian media to the vice president dealing with the current problems in ensuring the freedom of speech in the country.
"There was discussion and I admitted that today I was convinced that Beiden is a very wise politician. I can convey my feelings that today I saw who founding fathers of the U.S were," Targamadze said.
Beiden once again stressed that Georgia is a leader in the development of democracy in the region. However, the United States do not personify the leaders and recognize the commitment to the ideas of democracy of people and communities, supporting the idea of democracy as a whole," Tagramadze said.
Bieden supported Georgia's territorial integrity and stressed that the United States will always stick to this postulate, Targamadze said.
"The U.S. renders assistance Georgia within format of strategic partnership to its territorial integrity and sovereignty. So, we discussed both inter-political and general threats to the country, Alliance for Georgia leader Irakliy Alasaniya said after the meeting.
Democratic spectrum requires the U.S. mediation in communication with the authorities, what should ensure democratic dialogue and contribute in strengthening democratic norms in the country, Alasaniya said.
"We discussed security and democracy, both which are important for the development of the country. There are absolutely interrelated, because security in the in the country is impossible without democratic development. These issues are important for the country," former parliamentary speaker, leader of "Democratic Movement-Unified Georgia" Nino Burjanadze said.
Stability in the region without freedom and democracy is impossible, bipartisan opposition's leader Levan Gachechiladze said.
"We think Georgia should become guide of U.S President Barack Obama's democratic ideas in the region," he said.
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