Georgia, Tbilisi, July 6 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The aim of resetting United States-Russia relations is to modernize Russia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Saakashvili said "this is the direction of the U.S. negotiations with Russia, and they do not contradict the principles of the United States or the democratic world."
"The United States does not intend to make concessions and sacrifice the interests of third countries for its democratic principles and this is very significant for us," he said. "We are grateful to the United States for its assistance and promotion of our ideals, which are close to the ideals of the free world. We strive to realize these ideals despite all the difficulties."
"The United States has not made concessions at the expense of others," Saakashvili said.
He stressed that U.S. President Barrack Obama has drawn the world's attention to the occupation of Georgia, "although earlier most leaders spoke about Russia's disproportionate use of force."
In turn, Clinton noted that Georgia is a U.S. ally and adheres to democratic values.