The Georgian government and opposition agree unanimously on Georgian-Russian relations, former Georgian President
Eduard Shevardnadze said.
"The view is that the relations between the two countries should be resolved. But Russia has complex relations with President Mikheil Saakashvili," Shevardnadze told Trend. "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia does not intend to start a dialogue with Saakashvili."
Georgia and Russia are neighboring countries and normal ties should be established, he said.
Tbilisi severed diplomatic relations with Moscow in late August 2008 after Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Despite the rupture of diplomatic relations, Georgian opposition politicians ex-Prime Minister and Movement for a Fair Georgia leader Zurab Noghaideli and ex-Parliamentary Speaker and Democratic Movement-United Georgia leader Nino Burjanadze frequently pay visits to Moscow.
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