Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili held a meeting with Philip Reeker, Senior Adviser of the US Department of State for Caucasus Negotiations and the Geneva International Discussions.
Garibashvili congratulated Reeker on his appointment to a new position and wished him success in his future endeavors. As the Prime Minister noted, Georgia is a reliable partner and loyal ally of the US in the region and beyond. Garibashvili and Reeker discussed the war in Ukraine and the difficult regional and global security situation. The conversation also touched on the dire state of affairs in Georgia’s occupied territories. Garibashvili highlighted the critical importance of peaceful conflict resolution. In this context, the significance of the Geneva International Discussions was underlined.
Reeker reassured the Prime Minister of the strong support of the United States for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The conversation also revolved around the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, achieved through Garibashvili’s mediation and Reeker’s engagement, as a result of which Azerbaijan released Armenian POWs, while Armenia handed over important maps to Azerbaijan.
The issues discussed also included Georgia’s European integration. As Garibashvili noted, the European Council, by granting the European perspective to Georgia, confirmed that Georgia’s future is in the EU, and that Georgia remains committed to its European path.
The meeting at the Administration of the Government was attended by US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan and Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili.