David Zalkaliani has met with the Special Envoy of the Global Engagement Center

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Friday, 01 November 2019 10:21
Within the framework of the NATO Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum held in Tbilisi, on 30 October 2019, the Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani met with the U.S. Department of States Special Envoy and Coordinator of the Global Engagement Center, Lea Gabrielle. 
The parties highlighted the importance of the U.S.–Georgia Strategic Partnership, which has reached an all-time high, to which attests the exchange of high- and highest-level visits, dynamic cooperation in the areas of defense and security, as well as the approval of e Georgia Support Act by the House of Representative.
Paying special attention to the Russia-led ongoing occupation, creeping annexation and illegal borderization process and the human rights violations in the occupied regions, Zalkaliani underscored the urgent need to combat Russian disinformation and propaganda campaigns designed to trigger anti-western sentiments among the Georgian population and skepticism about Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration prospects. He said that Georgia is in need of help from the U.S. and its western partners to combat the occupation and the anti-western campaign.

According to Lea Gabrielle, the U.S.  highly appreciates strategic partnership with Georgia and is committed to make this cooperation even more diverse. She said that the U.S. unequivocally supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and condemns Russia’s illegal occupation of the Georgian territories. Besides, Lea Gabrielle confirmed that the U.S. is ready to share with Georgia its experience.

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