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Georgian PM Meets Rasmussen, Discusses NATO And Russia

Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (right) meets with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Tbilisi on June 26.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (right) meets with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Tbilisi on June 26.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says his country will continue on its course of "joining NATO as soon as possible."

Following talks in Tbilisi with visiting NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on June 26, Ivanishvili told journalists that they had "an interesting and in-depth talk."

Ivanishvili added that they discussed further cooperation between Georgia and NATO, Georgian-Russian relations, and internal developments in Georgia.

The Georgian prime minister also said Tbilisi would do everything to "improve its ties with Russia."

Tbilisi's relations with Moscow have been tense since the brief August 2008 Russian-Georgian military conflict over Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia.

Moscow recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Georgia's other separatist region, Abkhazia, after the conflict.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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