CE secretary general: Cohabitation is important for Georgia's integration into Euro-Atlantic organizations
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 18 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has met with CE Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland in Strasbourg.
The parties have discussed the current political processes and conducted reforms in Georgia, the presidential administration said today.
In an interview with the president, CE Secretary General assessed the parliamentary elections in Georgia and called them democratic and fair. He also touched on the need of cohabitation (peaceful coexistence of political parties) and stressed that this process is of great importance to the country's integration into the Euro-Atlantic organizations.
The sides have paid special attention to the need to continue the progress that has been recently made by Georgia in this area.
The parties have reiterated their desire to strengthen the CE role in the political processes in Georgia and European integration.
One of the main topics of the meeting was the involvement of the international community in the Russian-Georgian conflict.
Military action was launched in the Georgian region of South Ossetia on Aug.8, 2008. Later Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August of that year.