David Zalkaliani has met with the Republican Senator, James Risch.

06.02.2019, Washington - The Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani held a meeting with  the Chairman of the  Committee on Foreign Relations,  Senator James Risch.

Highlighting Georgia-U.S. strategic partnership and increasing level of Georgia’s co-operation with the U.S. Congress over the past few years, the sides took a special mention of the firm support of the U.S. Congress for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for its Euro-Atlantic integration as evidenced by the Georgia Support Act approved by the House of Representatives in 2018.

Special attention was paid to the security environment in the region and the challenges facing Georgia. The Minister provided the Senator with updated information regarding Russia’s destructive policy with regard to the occupied regions, as well as the difficult security and human rights situation in the region.

Talking points also included Georgia’s important role in ensuring Black Sea security, the reforms carried out by the Georgian government, the country’s investment and economic potential and its transit function. Georgia’s leading position in international ratings was also highlighted. The sides exchanged their views over the development of trade-economic co-operation, including the possibility of signing a free trade agreement between the two countries.