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Saakashvili Visits U.S.
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 24 Apr.'13 / 17:13

President Saakashvili left for the United States where he will meet Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, Georgian President’s administration said in a press release on Wednesday.

It said that Saakashvili would attend opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas and then participate in a forum in Sedona, Arizona, organized by the McCain Institute.

The dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which houses Presidential Library, Museum and the Bush Institute, will be held on April 25 and is scheduled to host President Barack Obama and his four living predecessors George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. 

President Saakashvili’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden is apparently to take place on the sideline of Sedona Forum, an annual event organized by the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

Saakashvili and Biden are among the participants of the forum, which will be held on April 26-28. The U.S. Vice President will participate in a conversation with U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona during the opening dinner the forum on April 26.

The theme for year’s forum, held in Enchantment Resort, is ‘How Can We Promote Freedom and Democracy Effectively?’ and the participants, among others, are Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay; former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril; Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov; former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov; former Belarus Presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov and Senators Kelly Ayotte; Lindsey Graham; Jon Kyl; Joe Lieberman and Sheldon Whitehouse.

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