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President of Georgia held meetings in Brussels2010-03-26 13:24
In the course of his visit to Brussels Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held meetings with leaders of the EU and NATO. According to the press service of the President, Saakashvili was received by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Secretary General of NATO, who reiterated the support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and hailed participation of Georgian military in a peacemaking operation in Afghanistan - Georgia Times correspondent.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Thee same source added at the joint briefing with Saakashvili Rasmussen assured that the Alliance countries continue the policy of non-recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Rasmussen also expressed hope that Georgia would reform its electoral legislation and the Constitution and said the elections in May would be crucial in that regard.
Mikheil Saakashvili mentioned that after election of Rasmussen the NATO Secretary General, georgia's relations with the Alliance became closer and more intensive. He highlighted that Georgian contingent in Afghanistan [in percentage to population] is the largest.
He offered to train Afghani policemen in Georgia, and highly recommended to use the country's territory for transit of NATO cargoes to Afghanistan. Saakashvili invited Rasmussen to Tbilisi and the invitation was accepted. The date of the visit remains unknown.
The Georgian leader also met with Catherine Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Georgian TV companies report she declared her full support to Saakashvili.