Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.7 /Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The United States of America is ready to participate in Georgia's state strategy for its occupied territories, the U.S. State Department said in a statement released today after a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The U.S. supports the objectives of Georgia's State Strategy on Occupied Territories, and is ready to undertake activities that reinforce these important objectives, the statement said.
The document reiterates that the U.S. remains committed to Georgia's aspirations for membership in NATO, continues to support Georgia's efforts at defense reform and improving defense capabilities, including NATO interoperability, and Georgia's contributions to ISAF operations in Afghanistan.
The statement said that Georgia should continue to develop democratic institutions, political pluralism and the electoral environment, media freedom, the supremacy of law and an independent court system.