Tbilisi to host Russian and Georgian NGO forum
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 11 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The first Georgian-Russian Forum 'Problems and prospects of development of civil society institutions and Georgian-Russian relations' will be held on July 11 in Tbilisi, director of the Georgian Partnership Forum (GPForum) Temur Kobaliya said on Thursday.
According to the report, the forum will focus on various aspects of the relations between Russia and Georgia, as well as the prospects of their development. The main purpose of the event is the creation of a permanent platform for dialogue between the non-governmental organisations of Russia and Georgia for the implementation of bilateral projects, including those aimed at resolving conflicts.
In accordance with the outcome of the forum a resolution will also be adopted and recommendations for the governments of Russia and Georgia in connection with the improvement of relations between the two countries will be developed.
Large scale military action was 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 diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.