Office of the Spokesman
January 9, 2009
U.S., Georgia Sign Charter on Strategic Partnership
At a ceremony at the Department of State, Secretary Rice signed the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership with Georgian Foreign Minister Vashadze on January 9. Released on January 9, 2009
This document highlights the importance of our strategic partnership and outlines enhanced cooperation on defense, democracy, trade, energy, people-to-people contacts, and cultural exchanges. The Charter also represents a statement of our intent to support Georgia’s security and democratic reforms, which will strengthen our partnership and help Georgia fulfill NATO’s accession criteria.
Text of the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership is posted online at: http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/or/113762.htm