US Secretary of Defense Visits Georgia

(Tbilisi. December 15. Civil Georgia) – The United States Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will arrive to Georgia tonight. According to the Press Advisory from the US Department of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld will discuss the ongoing war on terrorism, other regional issues and bilateral defense cooperation with senior Georgian officials..

Donald H. Rumsfeld will meet President Shevardnadze, his Georgian counterpart Davit Tevzadze, Foreign Minister and the Parliamentary Chairperson.

Visit to Georgia is the part of the US Defense Secretary’s five-day working trip to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

He is expected to thank Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Uzbekistan for their continuing support in America’s military action in Afghanistan, BBC reports.

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