Georgia, US discuss regional situation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US Ambassador Ian Kelly discussed the events in the country, the head of the government said Oct. 29, Sputnik reported.
The situation in Georgia is tense in connection with the trial over the Rustavi 2 case and the footage of torture and rape spread in the media. According to the prosecutor's office, senior police officers serving the previous government in 2011 were involved there.
"The friendly relations and close cooperation between the two countries were stressed during the conversation," the ministry said. "In this context, the importance of Georgian Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's visit to the US was stressed. Kvirikashvili will participate in a meeting of the Georgia-US Strategic Partnership Charter."
The sides also discussed the situation in the region, as well as strategic partnership of Georgia and the US.
The Georgia-US Strategic Partnership Charter was signed in Washington on January 9, 2009.
The working groups were established in several areas as part of the charter in June 2009.
The document envisages the expansion of partnership and cooperation in the field of defense and security, economy, energy, democratic reforms, diplomacy and culture.
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