(MILWAUKEE) - Joe Biden met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili this morning at a hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two men met for close to an hour behind closed doors.
Biden assured Saakashvili of the U.S. government's support of Georgia in a brief statement to the press.
"We will not let the intentions of the Russian government bring down a democratically elected government," he said.
Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, traveled to Georgia last month and met with President Saakashvili during the Russian invasion of South Ossetia, a Georgian territory.
Saakashvili lavished praise and gratitude on Biden for his efforts in Georgia.
"You were the first one to come up with a very concrete program of what should have been done in that very complicated situation . . We will never forget your solidarity and generosity . . I'm really proud to call you my friend and to call you a friend of my people," said Saakashvili.