Officials said the talks on December 11 included discussion of Georgia's tense relations with Russia, including Moscow's threat to cut off natural-gas supplies unless Georgia agrees to pay more than double the current rate.
Noghaideli is due to continue his Washington visit today with meetings with Vice President Dick Cheney and members of Congress.
(AP, AFP, ITAR-TASS)
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MORE: Coverage of the situation in Georgian from RFE/RL's Georgian Service and in Russian from RFE/RL's Russian Service.