Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili held a meeting Monday with Chair of the US Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain and Senators Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar.
Kvirikashvili wished the senators a Happy New Year and success. According to the Prime Minister, the senators’ visit is yet another clear demonstration of US support for Georgia.
During the meeting at the Administration of the Georgian Government, the parties discussed a broad verity of issues pertaining to Georgia-US relations. Prime Minister Kvirikashvili emphasized the importance of strategic partnership with the United States. According to Kvirikashvili, America is Georgia’s steadfast supporter, and the Georgian Government is committed to continuing its cooperation with the new US Administration.
“We have always been, and will always be, the most reliable partner of the US in the region,” the Prime Minister stated.
Kvirikashvili noted the visit of the American senators to Khurvaleti, a village at the occupation line, and provided the guests with information on the state of affairs in Georgia’s occupied territories.
The discussion also involved Georgia’s progress in the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration, with special emphasis on the role of the democratic reforms in the country. Senator McCain congratulated the Georgian Prime Minister on the recent successful parliamentary elections.
During the meeting, Georgia’s contribution to international antiterrorist efforts was also pointed out. According to the senators, the US truly appreciates Georgia’s significant contribution to the fight against terrorism. At the conclusion of the meeting, the senators reaffirmed US support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration and the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.