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Winston Groat attended Hillary’s event in Atlanta this week and sent along this commentary, photos, and article. Thanks, Winston!

This week, Hillary appeared in Atlanta to speak about her book and our country’s future.  I attended the event along with 4,000 other like minded, energetic individuals.

I’ve never spent a more positive, uplifting and exhilarating evening!   The Fox Theatre roared with applause and energy throughout the night as she spoke.

The moderator used a question I submitted to close out the evening and say thank you for coming to Atlanta:
“May I give you a hug to thank you for your many years of service to our country and your continued leadership & inspiration”….

Hillary glowed as she waived goodbye to the crowd.

Winston Groat
Atlanta GA


Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s elections was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump.

Clinton said Monday that the Democratic victories in statewide elections in New Jersey and Virginia, along with down-ballot gains in Georgia and elsewhere, were a “resounding affirmation of America’s best values.”

“None of that would have happened if people got discouraged and decided to give up on politics last November,” she said during her stop in Atlanta as part of a 16-city nationwide book tour.

“You’ve got some important elections next year in Georgia,” she said. “Get involved in whatever way feels right for you. But don’t give up.”

The crowd of more than 4,000 welcomed Clinton with a roar of applause, and it cheered even louder when she said her days of being guarded about what she says in public “are over.”

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Hillary made a quick trip to Atlanta for a campaign event to support local initialives, including the issue of private schools in Atlanta, etc. She was greeted enthusiastically at the rally and also at a cafe where she stopped off for a bit.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps on stage for a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps on stage for a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton casts a shadow while speaking at a campaign event under the security of the secret service at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton casts a shadow while speaking at a campaign event under the security of the secret service at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

From left, Tanisha Weaver, Karla Johnson and Pamela Carter watch as Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

From left, Tanisha Weaver, Karla Johnson and Pamela Carter watch as Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

An audience member at right photo bombs a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

An audience member at right photo bombs a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with an audience member's phone as she greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with an audience member’s phone as she greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with an audience member as she greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with an audience member as she greets the crowd at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps on stage with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps on stage with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears at a campaign rally at the Old City Council Chambers in Atlanta City Hall in Georgia February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears at a campaign rally at the Old City Council Chambers in Atlanta City Hall in Georgia February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

RE-FILING CLARIFYING LOCATION OF PHOTO Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes selfies with people during a campaign stop at Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

RE-FILING CLARIFYING LOCATION OF PHOTO Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes selfies with people during a campaign stop at Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Carrie Elzey is reflected in a coffee machine as she makes a cappuccino for Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, rear center, on a visit to Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Carrie Elzey is reflected in a coffee machine as she makes a cappuccino for Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, rear center, on a visit to Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is seen at the Octane coffee shop during a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is seen at the Octane coffee shop during a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters after a forum at Denmark-Olar Elementary School in Denmark, South Carolina, in this February 12, 2016 file photo. Clinton is poised to win big over the U.S. Senator from Vermont in South Carolina's primary contest on Saturday, in part because of her outsized support among the state's rural black poor - a bloc that Sanders has struggled to impress. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters after a forum at Denmark-Olar Elementary School in Denmark, South Carolina, in this February 12, 2016 file photo. Clinton is poised to win big over the U.S. Senator from Vermont in South Carolina’s primary contest on Saturday, in part because of her outsized support among the state’s rural black poor – a bloc that Sanders has struggled to impress. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, left, greets a patron while visiting Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, left, greets a patron while visiting Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton greets workers while ordering a cappuccino on a visit to Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton greets workers while ordering a cappuccino on a visit to Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets Laura Ulep and her son Grady, 15-months, of Atlanta, while visiting Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets Laura Ulep and her son Grady, 15-months, of Atlanta, while visiting Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets workers Whitney Gomez, right, Michael Harrell, left, and Sarah O'Brien, center, while visiting Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets workers Whitney Gomez, right, Michael Harrell, left, and Sarah O’Brien, center, while visiting Octane Coffee, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

And Matt Harris was there!!!!

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Thanks to Women’s Outreach for this information!

Here are the links for the virtual phone banks for South Carolina and some of our March states.

SC page: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/grassroots/make-calls-sc/

March page: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/grassroots/make-calls-hillary/

Let’s DO this!  We’ve got the momentum!

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The Honorable John Lewis and and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed were the hosts at Clark Atlanta University today for the launch of African Americans for Hillary.  Lewis introduced Hillary whose presentation was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as they wait to be introduced backstage at a campaign event for Clinton at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as they wait to be introduced backstage at a campaign event for Clinton at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Protesters interrupt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Protesters interrupt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Protesters at right interrupt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta in Atlanta, University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Protesters at right interrupt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta in Atlanta, University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton steps away from the podium as she concludes her speech during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton steps away from the podium as she concludes her speech during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts next to U.S. Congressman John Lewis (L) before speaking at the "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts next to U.S. Congressman John Lewis (L) before speaking at the “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the "African Americans for Hillary" rally as protesters from "Black Lives Matter" interrupt her speech at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the “African Americans for Hillary” rally as protesters from “Black Lives Matter” interrupt her speech at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., step onstage during a campaign event for Clinton at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., step onstage during a campaign event for Clinton at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks over protesters interrupting her during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks over protesters interrupting her during a campaign event at Clark Atlanta University Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton yell back as protestors from "Black Lives Matter" interrupt her speech at an "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton yell back as protestors from “Black Lives Matter” interrupt her speech at an “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts next to U.S. Congressman John Lewis (L) before speaking at an "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts next to U.S. Congressman John Lewis (L) before speaking at an “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A protestor (L) from "Black Lives Matter" is confronted during the speech of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A protestor (L) from “Black Lives Matter” is confronted during the speech of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A protestor from "Black Lives Matter" is removed during the speech of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

A protestor from “Black Lives Matter” is removed during the speech of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton receives support from U.S. Congressman John Lewis (2nd R) and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed (R) as she is interrupted by protesters at the "African Americans for Hillary" rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton receives support from U.S. Congressman John Lewis (2nd R) and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed (R) as she is interrupted by protesters at the “African Americans for Hillary” rally at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia October 30 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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Friend —

When I set off to march across the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago, I did so with the knowledge that I might not come back alive.

But I also knew that what we were trying to accomplish was vital to holding on to the promise of our country: that every person, regardless of race, had a say in their government.

I could never have guessed that in the year 2015, I’d be fighting essentially the same fight all over again.

While Republican candidates keep insisting that there isn’t a problem, Hillary Clinton has committed to turning the tide in favor of expanding voting rights for all Americans. That’s why I’m proud to be a part of this week’s launch of African Americans for Hillary — and I hope you’ll join me.

I was proud to hear Hillary reaffirm her commitment to protecting voting rights in Alabama recently at the Alabama Democratic Conference Convention — as well as to reforming our criminal justice system and advocating for funding for historically black colleges and universities.

I look forward to fighting for her the way she’s fighting for all of us. That starts right here, when you stand with her.

African Americans for Hillary is a group of supporters making that commitment right now — because we know how important Hillary’s campaign is to our values and our communities. Will you join me?

 

Join African Americans for Hillary

 

Thank you,

John Lewis

An event in Atlanta will formalize the launch.

Hillary Clinton to attend African Americans for Hillary event in Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Atlanta to launch African Americans for Hillary at a grass roots event on the Clark Atlanta University campus next week.

At the event, Clinton will lay out how she plans to address issues important to the African American community in Atlanta and across the nation over the course of her campaign.

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Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, The Land of the Golden Fleece,  leaving office today,  honored Hillary Clinton with the Order of the Golden Fleece.   

Saakashvili gives Hillary Clinton the Golden Fleece award

by | Nov 17, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has awarded former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the Golden Fleece award.

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Not to be confused with other awards with similar names, the Order of the Golden Fleece in Georgia is highly prestigious and a great honor.

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Established in 1998, the Order of the Golden Fleece is awarded to individuals with foreign citizenship and those holding no citizenship who have significantly contributed to governmental improvement, national security interests, sovereignty and protection of territorial unity, formation of democratic and free society, development of useful bilateral relationships with foreign countries and international organizations, protection of rights of Georgian citizens living abroad, popularization of Georgian culture, and development of Georgian science and art. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a notable recipient of the Order.

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Hillary’s final visit to Georgia as Secretary of State was in early June 2012.   At that time, President Saakashvili had these words to say about her.

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PRESIDENT SAAKASHVILI:Madam Secretary, I will speak in English (inaudible). They have heard me already speak in Georgian many times.It is an immense pleasure to welcome you here again today in Georgia. You have always been an outstanding friend of our nation. I want, in the name of Georgian people, our multiethnic nation, to express our deep gratitude to you, Hillary, for your personal leadership on all our issues and your longstanding support for Georgia’s democracy. Ladies and gentlemen, if Georgia is today an independent state progressing at a good path on its way to the EU and NATO, it is, of course, first thanks to the Georgian people’s commitment and courage. But the support of the United States of America throughout all these 20 years, and in particular the support of President Obama and Secretary Clinton in the recent period, was instrumental, fundamental for our survival and our continued success.

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It is wonderful to see our Hillary so appreciated and honored as the hero she is to democracies around the globe.

Congratulations, Mme. Secretary.  It is an honor so very richly deserved!

While in Georgia on her last visit, Secretary Clinton also participated in the U.S. – Georgia Strategic Partnership Session and the commissioning of a Coast Guard ship.

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Remarks With Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze Before Their Meeting

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
November 29, 2012

SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m delighted to welcome the new Georgian Foreign Minister here to Washington. This is the 20th anniversary of our diplomatic relations and we are very much looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Georgian Government and the Georgian people. The parliamentary election in October was a successful and important step on the further development of democracy in Georgia, and the move toward fulfilling the Euro-Atlantic aspirations that Georgia has.We are very much supportive of the peaceful transition to power that occurred as a result of this election by the new government, and we do hope that everything that is done with respect to prosecuting any potential wrongdoers is done transparently in accord with due process and the rule of law as is befitting of the Georgia dream and the aspirations and sensitivities of the Georgian people.

So we’re very much looking forward to this meeting today and the meetings to come as we work to not only support Georgia at home but also the many areas that we’re already working with Georgia, in Afghanistan, in the NATO-Georgia Commission, and so much else. So Foreign Minister, welcome.

FOREIGN MINISTER PANJIKIDZE: Thank you very much, Madam Secretary. It’s a big honor for me to be here, and thank you very much to invite me so soon after the elections in Georgia. I will never forget your phone call, which was very pleasant. And I’m very happy to be here today, and I’m sure we can discuss the issues of our cooperation with the United States. We are very proud that the United States are our strategic partner. And we will talk about the domestic and foreign challenges Georgia is facing today and I hope you will understand our issues and we will count on your help and support in the future.

So I’m very happy to be here and to have such interesting meetings. But first of all, thank you very much for inviting me to Washington.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you so much. Thank you, Minister. Thank you all very much.

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