For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 8, 2008
President Bush to Welcome President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia
President Bush will welcome President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia to Washington on March 19, 2008. Georgia is a key ally in the war on terror, particularly in Iraq, and a valuable partner in an important region. The President looks forward to discussing a range of issues with President Saakashvili, including our common efforts to advance freedom and security around the world; Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations; efforts to promote a peaceful resolution to the separatist conflicts in South Ossetia and Abkhazia within a unified Georgia; the Georgian government's ongoing democratic reform efforts, particularly in advance of parliamentary elections; and cooperation on energy security.
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