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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Read-out of the President's Bilateral Meeting with President Saakashvili of Georgia

President Obama met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Lisbon today to discuss further strengthening bilateral relations and increasing our cooperation. President Obama reaffirmed U.S. support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  President Obama expressed his appreciation for Georgia’s significant contributions to the ISAF mission in Afghanistan and for the service and sacrifice of its brave troops.  The two leaders discussed the Georgian government’s efforts to implement political, economic, and defense reforms and our shared interest in securing democracy, stability, and prosperity in Georgia.