Georgian PM’s special representative, Russia’s deputy FM to meet on July 9

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Tbilisi, Georgia, July 1
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The next meeting of Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze and Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, will be held on July 9, in Prague, the Czech Republic.

The two sides decided on holding this meeting during a phone conversation, Abashidze told reporters on July 1.

"I had a phone conversation with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin on June 30. We agreed to hold the next meeting in the format of Georgian-Russian dialogue on July 9 in Prague. And two days before this event, it is planned to hold an expert meeting on trade and economic issues," he said.

"The meeting of experts will focus on the results of the activities in this sphere," he added.

Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia 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.

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