President of European Council states necessity of Georgian-Russian dialogue
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 4 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
It is necessary to improve Georgian-Russian relations and find the resolution of the conflicts in Georgia, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said at a joint press conference with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.
"It is very important for the stability of the region, and the EU will make every effort to normalize these relations. Council takes part in the Geneva format of negotiations and contributes to the resolution of conflicts in Georgia," Van Rompuy said.
He noted the importance of European Union Monitoring Mission's presence in Georgia.
"Our representatives play an important role in maintaining stability in the region," he said.
Saakashvili, in turn, said the European Council clearly recognizes the territorial integrity of Georgia and assists in negotiations with Russia.
"The EU was the first who expressed the need for implementation of the agreement of August 2008 by the Russian side," the president said.