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U.S. Official Meets Opposition Leaders

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza, who is on a visit to Georgia, meets with leaders of the major opposition parties on March 29.

?This meeting with the opposition means that the United States is watching developments in Georgia with increased interest. We will talk about Georgia?s foreign policy priorities, of course about NATO; also about internal problems, including economic issues,? Davit Usupashvili, leader of the Republican Party, told reporters before the meeting.

?We will discuss issues related to human rights, the judiciary, territorial integrity; I will also ask Mr. Bryza about the U.S. position on the President?s [Saakashvili’s] initiative to set up a temporary administrative unit in South Ossetia,? MP Davit Gamkrelidze, leader of New Rights Party, said.

?This is a very important meeting? the Opposition will mainly focus on negative developments in the country,? MP Zviad Dzidziguri of the Conservative Party said.

Leaders of the Industrialist Party Gogi Topadze and MP Zurab Tkemaladze were also present at the meeting.

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