The FINANCIAL — The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has taken part in the round-table discussion at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. to discuss regional security environment and challenges faced by NATO non-member European democracies.
Daniel Fried, Alexander Vershbow, Alexandra Hall, Bruce Jackson, Walter Russell Mead, Richard White, Stephen Blank and Kenneth Weinstein have also been involved in the discussion, according to the Administration of the President of Georgia.
President Margvelashvili has spoken about Russian aggressive policy and underlined the importance of the U.S.-Georgia strong strategic partnership. He has also underscored Georgia’s leading role in ensuring European and global security.
President Margvelashvili has pointed out that Georgia’s aspiration toward its ultimate goal to return to the European family of nations as a full-fledged member of leading European and Euro-Atlantic institutions is irreversible.
According to Giorgi Abashishvili, Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia, President Margvelashvili’s foreign political activities are especially important in the current political environment. As he added, it is crucial Georgia’s friends, partners and supporters to be united to promote Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
“The visit to the United States is a continuation of Brussels’s visit to further activate and promote political issues of highest importance.
Today’s discussion at the Hudson Institute has touched upon Georgia-U.S. and Georgia-EU relations, Georgia’s role as the regional leader and further mobilization of the country’s supporters to accelerate Georgia’s European and NATO membership” Abashishvili said.
Following the meeting, the former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Georgia, Alexandra Hall Hall made a statement, saying that President Margvelashvili has sent a very strong message to the U.S. leadership about the importance of their continuous involvement and support.
“We heard a very strong message from the President about the importance of continuing the U.S. leadership. He was very complimentary about what successive U.S. Administrations have done to support Georgia. One of the things to highlight is that Georgia really does have a lot of friends in the U.S. policy establishment. I may be British, but I have witnessed in my two years here with the Atlantic Council how support for Georgia transcends political divide. Georgia has strong supporters in the think-tank community and that was very much on the evidence today with an excellent turnout. The main topics were about Georgia’s continuous commitment to reform, its determination to continue its very close relationship with the West and its commitment to the on-going reform process,” Alexandra Hall Hall said.
Georgian delegation members having participated in the discussion include the Head of Administration of the President, Giorgi Abashishvili, Secretary of the National Security Council Davit Rakviashvili, Advisor to the President for Foreign Affairs Tengiz Pkhaladze, Parliamentary Secretary of the President Ana Natsvlishvili, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United States Davit Bakradze.
President Margvelashvili’s working visit to the United States will end on March 16.