“Secretary Pompeo was pleased to meet President Zourabichvili at the historic Orbelliani Palace, which once housed the U.S. Embassy. At the meeting, the Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity and commended the country for its significant contributions to the fight against global terrorism,"says the statement of the US Embassy in Georgia.
We would like to remind you that the meeting between the President of Georgia and the US Secretary of State took place this morning.
Salome Zurabishvili did not meet the U.S. Secretary of State at the entrance to the Atonali Palace, and Mike Pompeo was escorted by the administration of the Presidential Palace. Zurabishvili did not see off the US Secretary of State either.
Recall that Mike Pompeo arrived in Georgia from Turkey on November 17. He later issued a statement saying that he was happy to be in Tbilisi. Pompeo said the United States remained committed to assisting Georgia in its Euro-Atlantic aspirations and strengthening its democratic institutions.
Currently, Mike Pompeo is meeting with Giorgi Gakharia and Davit Zalkaliani.
We would like to remind you that today, on November 18, at 11:00, a large-scale protest rally will be held on Tbilisi Central Avenue. Protesters will try to report the election fraud to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The fact that the US Secretary of State only meets with government officials is strongly criticized and called a "mistake" by the former US Ambassador to Georgia, Ian Kelly.
A similar letter was published by David Kramer. The former US Assistant Secretary of State wrote that the Secretary of State "has no scheduled meetings with the opposition - this is a major mistake. He must meet with representatives of all parties except for the Pro-Russian Alliance of Patriots."