...

U.S. congressional committee head: Georgia's security is part of U.S. security

Politics Materials 5 May 2011 12:15
Georgian State Minister for Reintegration, Eka Tkeshelashvili discussed Georgia's security and the role of the U.S. during meetings held in Washington. Security issues were discussed with the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee chairman Ileana Ros- Lehtinen, the state minister's apparatus told Trend.
U.S. congressional committee head: Georgia's security is part of U.S. security

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 5 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

Georgian State Minister for Reintegration, Eka Tkeshelashvili discussed Georgia's security and the role of the U.S. during meetings held in Washington. Security issues were discussed with the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee chairman Ileana Ros- Lehtinen, the state minister's apparatus told Trend.

Georgian State Minister is in the U.S. with a working visit and is holding meetings at the U.S. Department of State, Senate and the Congress.

"At present, Georgia's priority is to strengthen security, and this issue is urgent not only for us but for the entire region. Lehtinen stressed that Georgia's security is tied with U.S. security," Tkeshelashvili told journalists after the meeting.

She said that the situation in the occupied territories and the consequential threat posed were discussed as well. "We also discussed a resolution prepared in the U.S. Congress, which is directed against Georgia's occupation and ensuring its unity," Tkeshelashvili said.
Lehtinen said at the meeting that she will visit Georgia in the near future.

During the visit Tkeshelashvili also met with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Tina Kaidanow.

Latest

Latest