6 Feb 2019 - 11:58
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has met with US legislators in Washington and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Aaron Wess Mitchell.
It has been stated during the meetings that the US support for Georgia will increase.
US Senators Ron Johnson and James Risch and Congressman Bill Flores have praised Gregorian reforms and stated that the relations between Georgia and the US Congress are at an all-time high.
Good meeting with congressman @RepBillFlores. Discussed security environment in the region. The congressman once again expressed his support for #Geo’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for its Euro-Atlantic integration path. pic.twitter.com/zBLA6NH4vK— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) February 5, 2019
It was welcomed that Georgia’s supportive act has been re-initiated at the 116th convocation Congress and that Senate supports the increase of financial assistance for Georgia,” the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported after Zalkaliani’s meeting with Congressman Flores.
???????????????? U.S.-#Geo strategic partnership and bipartisan support of #Georgia were highlighted at the meeting with @SenatorRisch. My appreciation to the Senator for having been supporting #Georgia for a long time. pic.twitter.com/C0HvuoVg90— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) February 5, 2019
US legislators reiterated their firm support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and expressed their concern regarding Russia’s illegal activities on historic Georgian lands.
At the meeting with assistant secretary @wess_mitchell @StateDept we once again underlined #USA - #Geo Strategic Partnership; reconfirmed excellent political, defense and military cooperation; discussed security environment in the region and #Geo’s @NATO aspirations. pic.twitter.com/DAuLMiGfed— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) February 5, 2019
Mitchel praised Georgia as a reliable strategic partner of the US and its role for regional stability.
Mitchell and Zalkaliani spoke about prospects for further enhancing Georgian-US ties for defence and security, as well as in the fields of economy and trade,” the Foreign Ministry reported.
The Georgian occupied territories were at the top of the agenda of the meeting.