|U.S. Official Meets Some Opposition Leaders|
|September 15, 2009|
Visiting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Tina S. Kaidanow, met separately on September 14 with Nino Burjanadze, a former parliamentary chairperson and leader of Democratic Movement-United Georgia and Irakli Alasania, leader of Our Georgia-Free Democrats and of Alliance for Georgia.
Alasania said after the meeting that issues related with need to change the electoral environment in the country, as well as media and security issues in the context of situation in respect of conflict regions were discussed.
Burjanadze said after the meeting that although Kaidanow was appointed on the post only just recently, she showed “deep knowledge” about developments in Georgia.
“We have talked about the need for democratic development and stability in Georgia. Despite the pledge for ‘democratic wave’ made by the authorities’ ahead of the U.S. Vice President’s visit, no progress have been made in this respect; on the contrary, steps backwards have been made,” Burjanadze said.
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