On July 17, 2013 the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center co-hosted a private off-the-record dinner conversation with six senior figures from the Georgian government and governing coalition. The delegation, led by the Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, included Prosecutor General Archil Kbilashvili, and members of parliament Tedo Japaridze, Tinatin Khidasheli, Davit Onoprishvili, and Irakli Chikovani.

The dinner discussion provided an opportunity to engage with senior associates of Georgia’s new Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on recent political, judicial, and other developments in the country. The government’s regional priorities, relations with the United States and Europe, and rule of law issues were discussed. The Atlantic Council has a long-standing and close relationship with Georgia and has been a leading voice in the United States and Europe on issues related to advancing Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic relationships.