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Saakashvili met with Obama in Washington

2010-04-14 11:41

At the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington Barack Obama, the U.S. President, talked to his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili. It wasn't an official bilateral meeting, but a brief unofficial contact - ITAR TASS.


According to Michael Hammer, the White House National Security Council spokesman, Obama was glad at the opportunity to meet with the President of Georgia, reiterated the U.S. support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, and hailed President Saakashvili's undiminishing aspiration for democratic reforms.

Hammer added that Obama thanked the guest for Georgia's considerable contribution to the operation in Afghanistan. Besides, they discussed common adherence to protection of nuclear materials to weaken the threat of proliferation.

Today, according to American and Georgian sources, Saakashvili is planned to hold a meeting with Vice President Joseph Biden, visiting Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress, and other contacts.

Previously he met with U.S. Senate leaders, and Ron Kirk, the United States Trade Representative, responsible for WTO issues as well.



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