Georgian PM: We are going to normalize relations with Russia

TBILISI, 26 October. / Correspondent. Tengiz Pachkoriya TASS /. Georgia “stands for normalization of relations with Russia.” This was announced on Monday, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to open a international conference on security in the South Caucasus.

“Despite a number of actions are unacceptable to us of the Russian Federation against Georgia, we are in favor of normalizing relations with Russia and a pragmatic approach to this important issue,” - Garibashvili claimed. According to him, “the Georgian government in recent years has taken concrete steps towards recovery and development of cooperation with Russia in areas of trade, transport, tourism, culture, and communication between people in all areas where this was possible.”

Garibashvili said that “there is no alternative to dialogue to normalize relations with the Russian Federation” (dialogue in the format of “Abashidze- Karasin” and meetings at the level of heads of several departments of the two countries - approx. Corr. TASS).

Meanwhile, ex-Speaker of the Parliament Nino Burjanadze, the Georgian government offers a “do more direct steps to normalize relations with the Russian Federation and to begin preparations for the meeting of senior officials of Georgia and the Russian Federation.”

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