Georgian president, U.S. official discuss bilateral relations
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 19 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has today met with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns.
The sides discussed bilateral relations between the countries and the intensification of the cooperation within the Georgian-U.S Charter on Strategic Partnership, the presidential administration told Trend. They also discussed the importance of economic and democratic reforms in the country.
On behalf of the U.S government, William Burns thanked Georgia for its participation in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan. He highlighted the courage and bravery of the Georgian military and thanked the Georgian people and servicemen's families.
U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass, National Security Council Secretary Giga Bokeria and Deputy Foreign Minister Tornike Gordadze also attended the meeting.