Issues of deepening the strategic partnership between Georgia and the United States, including the agenda for meetings and communications with the new administration in the near future, were the main topic of a meeting between Georgia’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Vakhtang Makharoblishvili and U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan.
“I am always very pleased to meet with my colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially now that we have a very busy schedule and agenda with the onset of the New Year. At the meeting, we discussed the schedule for future working meetings under the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Charter. There’s a lot of work to be done, as you know, the U.S. has a new administration that has a great desire to work with our Georgian colleagues and friends. So we look forward to a fruitful cooperation with our colleagues. Of course, we wish Minister Zalkaliani health and all the best,” Kelly Degnan said after the meeting.
According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, in parallel with the issues of strategic partnership, the meeting focused on the processes taking place in the region and the current security situation. It is noted that the parties stressed the need for close coordination on issues of mutual interest.
“During the meeting, the letter from Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani to U.S. Secretary of State, in which he detailed plans and priorities for further deepening of the strategic partnership with the United States, was also discussed,” the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported.