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John Kerry pays quick visit to Tbilisi, recognises Georgia’s democratic progress

12 Jan 2017 - 13:09:00

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Agenda.ge,12 Jan 2017 - 13:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Georgia’s Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani met briefly in Tbilisi today.

The officials met as Kerry’s plane landed at Tbilisi International Airport for a technical stop-over earlier this afternoon.

John Kerry's plane landed at Tbilisi International Airport for a technical stop-over earlier this afternoon. Photo by the MFA of Georgia. 

"John Kerry stressed the impressive progress Georgia has achieved in the process of democratic, political and economic development”, Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

"The US Secretary of State reconfirmed the importance of Georgia’s role in the region. He wished success for the Government of Georgia and personally for Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who, he said, is playing an important role in Georgia’s development in the right direction”.

John Kerry's plane landed at Tbilisi International Airport for a technical stop-over earlier this afternoon. Photo by the MFA of Georgia. 

After the meeting, Kerry left Tbilisi Airport for Vietnam.

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