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Tbilisi. Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Nino Kalandadze considers that a visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Georgia is manifestation of the USA's support to the country.
In the framework of the regional tour Clinton will visit Georgia on June 5. In Batumi, the Secretary will open the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission plenary session in Batumi, Georgia. She will meet also with President Saakashvili and hold discussions with a broad range of political actors and civil society representatives.
"A final program of Hillary Clinton's visit has not been precised. The Georgian party has been involved in the program elaboration, the USA Embassy in Georgia is responsible for the program preparation. We welcome this visit and consider that it is manifestation of the USA's support to Georgia and its aspirations", Kalandadze stated at the briefing on Monday, May 28.
According to her, Clinton will chair the final sitting in Batumi and Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri will be its co-chairman. Meetings of working groups, that have been set up in the framework of the Strategic Partnership Charter, will be held after the sitting. Namely, meetings of working groups on defence and security, energy, economy and trade, democracy and relations between the nations will be held.
Earlier, on June 4, the U.S. Secretary of State will visit Armenia and will leave for Azerbaijan on June 6, after the visit to Georgia.
On June 7, the Secretary will co-chair the Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial in Istanbul, Turkey and consult with senior Turkish officials on a range of foreign policy challenges, including Syria and Iran, the site of the U.S. Department of State reported.
In the framework of the tour Clinton will also visit Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Hillary Clinton visited Georgia last time in July 222010 in the framework of Eastern European tour.