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    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Democratic Senator Joseph Biden, who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential running mate for White House hopeful Barack Obama, said on Saturday he would visit Georgia this weekend.

    Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said he had been asked to go to Georgia by President Mikheil Saakashvili for talks over the conflict with Russia.

    "I am going to Georgia this weekend to get the facts first-hand and to show my support for Georgia's people and its democratically-elected government," said Biden in a statement.

    "I look forward to reporting to my colleagues in the Senate and on the Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the administration, about what I learn."

    Biden said that he would also meet Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze and US ambassador to Georgia John Tefft.

    His trip comes at a time of intense speculation about Obama's pick for vice presidential nominee,

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