Tbilisi hosts Georgian-Russian meeting
Tbilisi, Georgia, July 2
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
A regular working meeting was held in Tbilisi as part of promoting the Georgian-Russian dialogue, which is supported by the Swiss government.
The event was attended by the representatives of Russia`s Council on Foreign Relations and invited experts.
The parties summarized the passed stage and outlined a plan for the future.
Program to assist the Georgian-Russian dialogue is a continuation of Istanbul expert dialogue initiated in 2008 by the International Centre on Conflict and Negotiation.
Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Edited by CN