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Washington has supported Georgia's accession to NATO

2012-02-01 13:40

U.S. is supporting Georgia's accession to NATO, President Barack Obama said. Told , a member of the Georgian delegation, State Minister for Reintegration Eka Tkeshelashvili told this to reporters in Washington at the end of the meeting of Presidents of Georgia and the United States, Day.Az reported.

"They have widely discussed the current situation, it has been noted that bilateral cooperation would be deepened further both in the issue of Georgia's accession to NATO and in terms of ensuring compliance of our armed forces with the standards of NATO", Tkeshelashvili said.

Earlier, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, "Georgia News" reported.

"I have been at the meetings in the Oval Office several time, but I've never left it with concrete results", Saakashvili said, adding that "the results of the meeting have exceeded the expectations".

"We have agreed that cooperation in the defense field must reach another level. In particular, I'm talking that Georgia will cooperate with the United States in ensuring the defense capacity of the Georgian state. The issue of military security rises into a higher level", the head of Georgia said.

He also noted that Washington intends to conclude a free trade agreement with Tbilisi. "It will be a really great step for the Georgian economy. The U.S. signs free trade agreement only with its closest allies", Saakashvili said.

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