The FINANCIAL — On 10 February 2016, Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani met Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to Georgia Nicholas Berliner. Discussions focused on the bilateral strategic co-operation, on the current situation and challenges in the region.
David Zalkaliani and Nicholas Berliner exchanged information related to the goals and tasks of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Annual Report on Worldwide Threat Assessment. It was underlined that this document provides the U.S. Administration and partner states with the information on threats and possible risks around the world, according to MFA of Georgia.
David Zalkaliani welcomed all steps taken by the U.S. to reduce possible risks and threats, including an increase of the U.S. allocations to counter Russian aggression within the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) in the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 submitted by the President to the Congress.
Nicholas Berliner reaffirmed the United States’ unequivocal support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and for the efforts the Georgian Government has made in this direction. “I just wanted to make it very clear that in that regard we have absolutely no doubt that this Government is committed to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration. That is also the will of the Georgian people and it is the policy of the United States to do everything we can to support this process”, Nicholas Berliner said.