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​Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili, met with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Kara McDonald.
 
At the meeting, the sides discussed bilateral issues on the U.S.-Georgia strategic partnership agenda, as well as the security situation in the region in the light of the Russian aggression.
 
The Georgian Foreign Minister thanked the U.S. Department of State for its support and fruitful cooperation with the United States over its 30-year partnership.
 
Special mention was made of the importance of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State's visit as a demonstration of the United States' unwavering support for Georgia in the light of the challenges facing the region.
 
The sides highlighted the essential importance of cooperation between the two countries, including in the process of further consolidation of democracy and implementation of reforms by Georgia. In this context, discussions focused on the importance of U.S. support for Georgia on its path to European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
 
During the meeting with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, the Georgian Foreign Minister reaffirmed Georgia's solidarity with Ukraine and reaffirmed Georgia's readiness to continue its political as well as humanitarian support for Ukraine.
 
The sides also discussed the situation in the regions of Georgia occupied by Russia and the severe impact of the occupation on the development of the country. The Foreign Minister expressed gratitude for the United States' unwavering support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
 
The sides expressed full readiness to continue cooperation to further deepen the U.S.-Georgia strategic partnership.