President Shevardnadze starts an official visit to the United States today. The meeting with the US President George W. Bush is planed on October 5.
The visit is important because of the increased Russian pressure on Georgia. “US and Russian interests in Caucasus should be the basis of cooperation, not confrontation”, President Shevardnadze announced yesterday.
Issues of bilateral relations between Georgian and the USA and program funding in Georgia will be discussed during the visit, President of Georgia stated.
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