Russian Ice Hockey Federation to wage ruthless war on doping abuseSport July 26, 19:53
Two Siberian residents jailed for killing three zoo birds in failed barbeque attemptSociety & Culture July 26, 18:43
Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenshipWorld July 26, 18:25
Russia bolsters military potential in South to respond to emerging threats — defense chiefMilitary & Defense July 26, 16:09
Moscow to frame stance on new sanctions once US bill becomes lawRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 26, 16:03
Kazakhstan hopes to develop its own module for joint space station with RussiaScience & Space July 26, 15:34
EU diplomats move to slap more sanctions on Russia over Siemens turbines furorBusiness & Economy July 26, 15:11
London court binds Ukraine to pay par value of Eurobonds to RussiaBusiness & Economy July 26, 15:05
Siberian scientists suggest using fluorescent proteins to analyze toxicityScience & Space July 26, 14:56
TBILISI, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Georgia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy Kakhi Kaladze has called for a meeting of the Russian and Georgian presidents.
“We need to start dialogue to settle our relations,” he said in Tbilisi on Tuesday, urging talks also with Georgia's prime minister and adding that preparations were needed.
"Improving political relations between Georgia and Russia, having no diplomatic relations, is not easy, though dialogue and resolution of certain problems between the two countries need to be started,” Kaladze added.
Georgia’s incumbent government took a constructive approach to this issue, he said. It rejected political action used in recent years by former President Mikhail Saakashvili's United National Movement party ruling the country from 2004 to 2012 and which had caused loss of Georgian territories in 2008.
Kaladze said improving relations with Russia was important for Georgia along with its wish for engagement with Europe and expressed confidence the country would achieve success witrh these goals.
Kaladze’s comment followed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement about the possibility of a meeting with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in response to a Georgian journalist’s question in Sochi on Monday.