Georgian president, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State discuss strategy
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov.29 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin discussed strategic cooperation between Georgia and the U.S. in Tbilisi.
As the Georgian presidential administration said, special attention was paid to the continuation of the partnership under the Strategic Cooperation Charter and ensuring the defence capability and security of Georgia.
Rubin stressed Georgia's contribution to international security and gave thanks for the participation of the Georgian contingent in the NATO peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.
Saakashvili reiterated that Georgia remains a priority for integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures.
Rubin acknowledged Georgia's success in this direction and supported enhancing cooperation to achieve the country's goals and providing it with assistance.
Saakashvili and Rubin also paid attention to the Geneva process, as well as settlement of Georgian-Russian relations. Rubin said the U.S. strictly adheres to all the negotiations on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.
Rubin stressed that parliamentary elections in Georgia were held in accordance with democratic norms.
"The United States will closely monitor and evaluate the processes that take place in Georgia after the transfer of power," he said.