Priority directions of the United States-Georgia partnership and regional security issues were discussed on Wednesday by the Georgian foreign minister Ilia Darchiashvili and Karen Donfried, the US assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, on the sidelines of the United Nations general assembly.
The Georgian FM welcomed the appointment of ambassador Philip Reeker, the senior adviser of the United States state department for Caucasus negotiations and the Geneva International Discussions, noting his involvement would add a “new impetus” to efforts for peace and stability in the South Caucasus region, as well as the Geneva talks.
The Georgian foreign office said the parties had emphasised “strong strategic partnership” between Georgia and the US, expressing readiness to continue working together to “deepen cooperation and strengthen democratic institutions in Georgia”.
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Defence, security, trade and economic ties were among the sectors discussed in the context of cooperation, the ministry also said.
Darchiashvili expressed his gratitude for the “unwavering support” of the US to Georgia during the 30-year partnership between the two countries.