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Foreign Minister of Georgia met with the U.S. DeputyAssistant Secretary of State2010-05-14 11:44
Yesterday Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, received Tina Kaidanow, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. From the U.S. side the meeting was attended by John Bass, the U.S .Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The sides discussed the issues of cooperation in the frames of Geneva Talks and prospects for achieving progress in this format; parameters for the implementation of Georgia's strategy towards the occupied territories and processes taking places in the region.
Discussions also focused on the next stages and priorities of cooperation within the Georgia-US Charter on strategic partnership, signed in January 2009, Press and Information Department of the Foreign Ministry of Georgia.
Kaidanow and Vashadze touched upon the self-governance elections of May 30th , and the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State assessed the pre-electoral situation in Georgia positively. She noted in the course of the day she had held meetings with representatives of various political groups and discussed pre-electoral processes and issues of democracy development.
She reiterated the importance of holding elections in fair and democratic atmosphere and said she would monitor the process.