US Assistant Secretary of State: Georgia is regional leader in reforms, 9 Mar 2018 - 10:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United States (US) Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell has expressed his appreciation for US-Georgia partnership.

Mitchell had a phone conversation with the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili yesterday.

During the conversation, Mitchell praised Georgia as the regional leader in reforms. He said the role of Georgian Prime Minister Kvirikashvili in the reform process is exceptional.

PM Kvirikashvili stressed that the partnership with the US is the Georgian government’s top priority. He said 2017 has been exemplary for the US-Georgia partnership. Kvirikashvili stressed the US should consider Georgia as a reliable partner in the region.

During the conversation the two leaders discussed bilateral US-Georgia defense cooperation, Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration, the US role in the consolidation of support for Georgia ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit.

The next regular meeting under the Georgia-US Charter on Strategic Partnership, which is scheduled to be held later in 2018 in Washington, will once again touch upon the prospects of deepening the partnership between the US and Georgia.