Georgia, Russia to summarize year's cooperation

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.13
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend: The next meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Russian-Georgian relations, Zurab Abashidze and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin will take place in Prague on Nov.21.

Zurab Abashidze briefed journalist on Nov.13 on the results of the work carried out by the two parties over the past year.

"One year has passed sine we launched a dialogue and we will summarize the results of the carried out work during this time. That's to say, what has been done and what is left to be done. We have our own topics such as trade, transport, humanitarian relations, cultural relations and similar issues. When it comes to security, the issues related to the settlement of conflicts, these topic are discussed in the Geneva format," Abashidze said.

According to him, one representative of the Foreign Ministries of Georgia and Russia will participate in the meeting.

"From the Georgian side, this will be Zurab Kozmava, the head of the Division of the Russian Federation of Georgia's Foreign Ministry," Abashidze said.

The Prime Minister's Special Representative expressed hope that before his meeting with Karasin, the situation in the breakaway regions will not be exacerbated again.

Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

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