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U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission: News Archive


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» Photos»

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» Photos»

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»

Former Secretary Clinton's Travel to Georgia

May 25, 2012: On June 5, the [former] Secretary opened the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission plenary session in Batumi, Georgia. She met also with President Saakashvili and held discussions with a broad range of political actors and civil society representatives. Full Text» Travel Page»

Meeting of the Democracy Working Group

Date: 04/16/2012 Description: 2012 U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's Democracy Working Group attended by National Security Advisor George Bokeria and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze on behalf of Georgia.  EUR Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, EUR Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Rubin, and DRL Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Melia represented the United States. - State Dept ImageApr. 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»

Meeting With Georgian President Saakashvili

Feb. 1, 2012:  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Georgian President Saakashvili. Full Text» Video»

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»


Vice President Biden’s Call with President Saakashvili of Georgia

Nov. 9, 2011: Vice President Biden spoke by telephone with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia this afternoon to congratulate him on the agreement signed in Geneva today establishing a trade monitoring arrangement between Georgia and Russia. Full Text»


U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Omnibus Meeting

Oct. 6, 2010: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered remarks at the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Omnibus Meeting. Full Text» Video»


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