President, Prime Minister and the chairperson of the parliament of Georgia, lawmakers and other officials attended the USS Bulkeley reception in Batumi on Sunday.
Mikheil Saakashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili, together with the US Ambassador Richard Norland viuewed the vessel and addressed the people attending the event.
`Since the restoration of independence of Georgia, The United States government has been suporting us. Thanks to the assistance of our friends Georgia is forming modern armed forces. Georgian people will never forget the support of the US government in the beginning of the 90-ies, when the country weakened by the civil war was offered a hand of assistance by American people sending products to us. This assistance was delivered to us by sea,` Bidzina Ivanishvili announced.
President of Ukraine Vikto Yanukovych says he is ready to hold round table talks with the opposition over the ongoing anti-government protests, as thousands of protestors continued to block roads and camped outside government buildings in capital Kiev.
Georgian parliament has adopted a statement regarding the situation in Ukraine with 68 votes against zero, as the opposition was not attending the vote in the session hall on Monday. Opposition disapproved the draft statement presented by the majority.
Georgia-EU council will meet in Brussels today. The 14th meeting of the council will be attended by the European Commission, Stefan Fule. The parties will discuss Georgia-EU relations, reforms carried out by Georgian government for the development of democracy and human rights.
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Former prime minister of Georgia and the secretary general of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili`s exclusive interview has been published by the Newpost news agency today. Merabishvili reviews political developments in Georgia.
Within the visit to the USA, Deputy Defence Minister held meeting with U.S. congressmen. Mikheil Darchiashvili informed Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) about the security environment of Georgia and the region.