PM: Georgian-Russian relations to be reflected in Secretary General of the Council of Europe’s report
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 14 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Prime Minister does not find the absence of consideration of the Georgian-Russian conflict in the agenda of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers to be held on May 16 in Strasbourg, harmful for the country. Speaking at a meeting with reporters, Bidzina Ivanishvili said it was the same in 2009 and 2011.
Ivanishvili reiterated that the Georgian-Russian relations will be reflected in the report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
"This is normal and we are on a normal course," he said.
The Prime Minister said he had a very successful visit to the Council of Europe and delivered a successful speech at PACE.
Large scale military actions were 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 broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.