26 Oct 2018 10:28

Bolton, top Georgian officials discuss regional threats and challenges

TBILISI. Oct 26 (Interfax) - U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton met with Georgian Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia and State Security Service chief Vakhtang Gomelauri in Tbilisi on Friday.

The sides discussed challenges facing Georgia today, regional threats and also prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation in these issues, the Georgian Interior Ministry's press service said.

The participants in the meeting also discussed the Georgian security sector's reform and gave special attention to national security policy planning and the need to work out effective mechanisms of coordination, the press service said.

Bolton's visit serves to once again reaffirm the U.S. administration's firm support of Georgia, the Interior Ministry said.

"As a strategic partner for Georgia, the U.S. still remains a crucial pillar for the country from the point of view of strengthening security and support of territorial integrity," it said.