FM: U.S. political elite support Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov.29 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze during her visit to the United States is holding meetings in Washington, the main topic of which is the recent processes in Georgia and arrests of former and current senior officials.
As Panjikidze told Georgian journalists following the meetings, the importance of transparency in the investigation of crimes was stressed at the meetings which already take place in Georgia.
Panjikidze is in the U.S. on her first official visit. She met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a presidential adviser, senators and congressmen. She is also scheduled to meet with Senator John McCain and make a speech at the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Before that Panjikidze met with Democrat Senator Ben Cardin and Republican Congressman David Dreier. As Cardin said, the meeting expressed readiness to continue and deepen bilateral relations.
"We discussed the prospects of development of the Georgian-U.S. relations within the Charter of the strategic partnership and cooperation in Afghanistan, integration into NATO and talked about everything that is happening in our countries. Everyone with whom we met, reiterated Georgia's loyalty and expressed their readiness to deepen our relations," Panjikidze said.