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Georgia and USA postponed signing the strategic partnership treaty

2009-01-02 10:41

Georgia and USA decided to postpone signing of on strategic partnership treaty, planned for January, 4th, in Washington D.C. for a few days, ITAR-TASS informs, alluding to Georgian Foreign Ministry.


According to the Ministry representative, signing is postponed to the next week, approximately January 8th - 9th , as Condoleezza Rice, who is to sign the treaty from the American side, departs to Israel because of recent events in that country.

The Ministry mentioned that the text of the treaty is fully agreed between Georgia and the USA and is ready for signing.

A week ago Grigol Vashadze, Georgian Foreign Minister, stated that he was 99 per cent sure that on January 4th Georgian delegation, headed by him, would depart to Washington and would sign this "historic document" on cooperation in security, economy, democratization and humanitarian sphere.

End December Georgian Parliament representatives explained that the treaty implies no US military bases construction in Georgia, but the sides are responsible for mutual assistance in security sphere.


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