US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has met with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili in Tbilisi earlier today, where he reaffirmed US commitment to Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity and commended the country for its ‘significant contributions’ to the fight against global terrorism, the US Embassy to Georgia has reported.
The meeting took place in the Orbeliani presidential palace in central Tbilisi.
.@SecPompeo, thank you for coming to Georgia. Our meeting was insightful and productive. 30 years of independence have been marked by 30 years of continuous, unquestioned support from the United States, allowing us to withstand challenges and protect our values. pic.twitter.com/g1Sw3uZiSe— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) November 18, 2020
Pompeo was accompanied by US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan.
Pompeo stated yesterday that he is ‘thrilled to be in Tbilisi,’ adding that the US and Georgia ‘have a strong relationship built upon our shared commitment to freedom and independence’.
Thrilled to be in Tbilisi. The United States and Georgia have a strong relationship built upon our shared commitment to freedom and independence. We are committed to helping Georgia deepen its Euro-Atlantic ties and strengthen its democratic institutions. pic.twitter.com/7F9hacSLzl— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 17, 2020
He is scheduled to meet with Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Catholics Patriarch Ilia II and civil society representatives today.
Pompeo will leave the country in the afternoon.