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Readout of Vice President Bidens Call with Georgian President Saakashvili

Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release                                                            August 4, 2009

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Georgian President Saakashvili
Vice President Biden called Georgian President Saakashvili today to discuss the current situation in Georgia.  Vice President Biden expressed concern about the recent escalation in tensions and emphasized that all parties should avoid destabilizing actions.  He also underscored the importance of having an objective international monitoring mission with access to both sides of the boundary line.  Vice President Biden reiterated U.S. support for Georgia’s democracy.