Russia, Georgia express satisfaction with level of negotiation process
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.22
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Another meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin and the Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze took place in Prague on Nov.21.
After the meeting Karasin stated that the maniacal hostility period between the two countries is now past.
"We had a constructive dialogue and resolved many issues of economic and social character. For example, the recovery of transport communication and return of Georgian products to the Russian market in a year and we intend to deepen our cooperation further," he said.
Karasin expressed satisfaction with the level of the current negotiation process.
The Russian diplomat stressed that Moscow attentively observed the presidential elections in Georgia and expressed satisfaction with their results.
Abashidze emphasised that the Georgian leadership is aimed at new relations with Russia which do not envisage a lack of constructivism and aimed at positive results.
"I assured the Russian side that the president and prime minister of Georgia wish improvement and normal relations through adjustment of cooperation in the economy and settlement of social problems, as well as humanitarian projects," he said.
Abashidze stressed that progress is desirable in the course of the Geneva talks and it is possible to work seriously in this direction.
"A year has passed since we began to discuss concrete topics such as trade relations, transport communication, humanitarian and cultural relations. We will sum up the results of this work in a year and try to share ideas for the future. We suppose that at the next stage the topics will be related to these spheres. However there can also be a new stage in this dialogue," Abashidze said.
The first meeting of official representatives of Russia and Georgia within the adjustment of bilateral relations took place on December 14, 2012, in Geneva. Afterwards, the meetings continued in Prague. The parties agreed that similars discussion will take place once every two or three months.