Obama and Saakashvili will discuss cooperation in Washington

On Monday U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington will receive his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili to discuss bilateral cooperation, said the press service of the White House.

” The 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties US-Georgian is celebrated this year. The presidents will discuss the strengthening of trade cooperation, energy, scientific, cultural, and in the fields of education, security and tourism, ” reported the source.

It is expected that during the meeting the U.S. president “stressed the importance of military cooperation with Georgia, including its contribution to the international operation in Afghanistan.”

“The president affirms its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders. In addition, President Obama hopes to discuss the upcoming presidential elections in Georgia and the reforms that will continue transforming the country into a stable democratic state, “the document.

The last meeting between U.S. and Georgian leaders was in January 2011.

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