U.S, Georgia discuss preparation for parliamentary elections
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 17 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The U.S. and Georgia have discussed the implemented and on-going reforms in Georgia during the next round of negotiations of the working group on democracy in Washington within the strategic partnership charter between the two countries, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said today.
The Georgian delegation was headed by National Security Council secretary George Bokeria and for the U.S. delegation, assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon.
"Both sides have discussed a wide range of issues - the implemented and on-going democratic reforms, including the changes in the electoral legislation and the preparation process for parliamentary elections in 2012," the report said.
The parties have also discussed the possibility of other countries' familiarisation with successful Georgian reforms.
The Strategic Partnership Charter was signed between Georgia and the U.S in Washington on January 9, 2009. Working groups were established in several areas within the Charter in June 2009. The document envisages the expansion of partnership and cooperation between the two countries in defence and security, economy, energy, democratic reforms, diplomacy and culture.