Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 21 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The venue of the meeting of Georgian and Russian special representatives will be determined within the week, special representative of the Prime Minister for relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze told journalists.
Abashidze said it has been decided that the meeting will not be held in Geneva in order to remove all competition issues of this format with the Geneva process.
Abashidze did not rule out that the range of issues discussed with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin will be expanded. "At the first meeting, we discussed trade issues, we have already achieved success, and I do not rule out that the range of issues to be discussed will expand at the second meeting," Abashidze said.
The meeting between Abashidze and Karasin is scheduled for March 1.
Large scale military actions were launched in South Ossetia in Georgia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia late in August. Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow in response and has declared the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
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