Georgia, Tbilisi, July 6 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Tbilisi and her statements were of great importance for the security of Georgia, Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister Giorgi Bokeria said today at a press briefing.
"This visit neutralized those fears that have existed in the society due to the fact that Georgia would suffer during the restart of the Russian-U.S relations. But putting Georgia's de-occupation for the first place removed these fears from the agenda. We are not naive. We have no illusions that everything will be solved at once. Russia will have to retreat step by step ", Bokeria said.
He said that all the issues mentioned by Clinton are equally important. Senior official's visit indicates a strong and stable relationship between the U.S. and Georgia. These relations will continue to further develop, Bokeria said.
"The United States supports Georgia's sovereignty. Some skeptics' concerns about the Georgia-NATO relations destroyed. Georgia's joining NATO is on the agenda of U.S. interests," Bokeria said.