• U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on Democracy and Good Governance Apr. 12, 2013: The working group met in Georgia to review progress on goals set at the June 2012 SPC plenary session in Batumi. The meeting underscored continuing U.S. support for Georgia's democratic development, and noted that the October 2012 elections and peaceful change of government were positive steps in demonstrating Georgia's progress toward Euro-Atlantic integration. Joint Statement»
• Meetings of the Economic and People-to-People Working Groups
Dec. 17-18, 2012: The U.S. Department of State held meetings of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission working groups for Economic, Energy, and Trade and People-to-People Cultural Exchanges. The Economic, Energy, and Trade Working Group discussed cooperation in bilateral trade and investment, agriculture, intellectual property rights, energy security and supply diversification, infrastructure development, and regional economic integration. The People-to-People Working Group focused on promoting greater cooperation in the areas of educational and cultural exchanges, English language education, public health research collaboration, and cooperation on consular issues. Full Text»Joint Statement»
• Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's Working Group on Defense and Security
Nov. 29, 2012: The U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's (SPC) working group on defense and security met to review progress on goals set at the plenary session of the SPC in June in Batumi. The working group underscored the continuing U.S. support for Georgia's sovereignty, territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and joint non-recognition efforts. Full Text»
• Plenary Session of the Strategic Partnership Commission June 5, 2012: The third annual plenary session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission was held in Batumi on June 5. All four bilateral working groups, co-chaired by senior representatives from the United States and Georgian governments, discussed a wide range of issues of importance to both countries. Joint Statement»Secretary Clinton's Remarks»More»
• Meeting of the Democracy Working Group Apr. 16, 2012: At the State Department, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Thomas Melia participated in the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission’s Democracy Working Group, along with Georgian National Security Advisor George Bokeria and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze. Full Text»
• Visit of Georgian President Saakashvili
Jan. 30, 2012: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was at the White House today for a meeting with President Obama. The leaders discussed relations between our two countries, Georgia's contributions to the military operation in Afghanistan, and the potential for a free trade agreement between the United States and Georgia. Full Text»Remarks»Video»More»
A Brief History of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission:
The strength of U.S.-Georgia relations is affirmed in the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership, signed by then-U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2009. The first meeting of the Strategic Partnership Commission, held on June 22, 2009, launched four bilateral working groups on priority areas identified in the Charter: democracy, defense and security, economic, trade and energy issues, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
Senior-level American and Georgian policy-makers lead yearly meetings of each working group to review commitments, update activities, and establish future objectives. Since the signing of the Charter, the United States and Georgia have strengthened their mutual cooperation based on U.S. support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, and its commitment to further democratic reform.
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