Georgian president and colleagues to discuss expediency of meeting with Russian counterpart

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 11
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili intends to consult within the country and with foreign colleagues concerning a possible meeting with the Russian leader.

President Margvelashvili is thoroughly analyzing Russian leader Vladimir Putin's remark.

While examining Sochi's media-center, President Putin said that he does not exclude the possibility of meeting with his Georgian counterpart if there is such a desire.

President Margvelashvili stressed that he closely monitors any of President Putin's signals.

"The Georgian- Russian relations are one of the most painful and problematic ones for Georgia," the president said. "Accordingly, we will thoroughly analyze this remark, consult and form our position. If there is such an opportunity for such a meeting to give a positive momentum to the Georgian- Russian relations, of course, there is a basis for discussing these topics with colleagues to consult and consider the opportunity of such a meeting."

Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.

Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

Translated by NH
Edited by CN

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