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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call to Georgian President Saakashvili

Vice President Biden called Georgian President Saakashvili on November 18, 2009, to discuss democratic reform in Georgia and to reiterate the United States’ strong support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Vice President underscored the importance of sustaining the commitment to democratic reform to fulfill the promise of the Rose Revolution. He also emphasized that all parties should live up to their August 12th and September 8th ceasefire commitments and avoid destabilizing actions.