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President of Georgia continues meetings in US

By Tea Mariamidze
Wednesday, September 30
The President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, held the first bilateral meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Raimonds Vejonis, during his visit to the United States of America.

The parties discussed relationship between Georgia and Latvia. Margvelashvili thanked the President of Latvia for his country's special support of Georgia during his chairing of EU.

The President of Georgia invited Raimonds Vejonis to Georgia, who accepted the invitation.

During the meeting, the conversation referred to the preparation process of the Warsaw Summit and the importance of EU visa liberalization for Georgia.

Margvelashvili also met with the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Miro Cerar.

The President’s advisor and the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Tengiz Pkhaladze, said that the main issues discussed at the meeting were security and deepening of the relations between Georgia and Slovenia.

“We discussed security issues and once again we got the support for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration," said Pkhaladze.

Within the framework of the visit, the President of Georgia visited the US Coast Guards Academy in Connecticut and paid tribute to the Georgian Cadets who died several months ago in the USA - Soso Makaridze and Besarion Gorjoladze.

Margvelashvili was personally hosted by the academy director, Admiral James Randon, as well as the Georgian Cadets of the academy. The President then delivered a speech at the academy hall.

He focused on the importance of cooperation between Georgian and US soldiers and underlined their contribution to global security.

"I believe that our joint efforts unite Americans and Georgians. We are doing a lot for peace and stability on the ground," said Margvelashvili.

After the official part of greetings, the president and Georgian delegation members held personal conversations with the host families of Georgian students.

Moreover, the president of Georgia held meetings with the Presidents of Poland and Croatia, as well as with the Prime Minister of Belgium.

Giorgi Margvelashvili gave public speeches in the Council of Foreign Relations and Fordham University.

He also participated in the discussion organized by the President of Lithuania, entitled 'The Future of Eastern Europe, Strengthening the Role of Women'.