About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Moscow Wants a Neutral Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 30 Aug.'07 / 19:55

Russia wants to see Georgia as “a sovereign, neutral and friendly country”, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on August 30.

“If official Tbilisi undertakes steps towards real normalization of Russo-Georgian relations, our constructive response will not be delayed,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It said that the Russian deputy foreign minister, Grigory Karasin, had laid out this Russian position during talks with his visiting Georgian counterpart, Giorgi Manjgaladze, and the state minister for conflict resolution issues, Davit Bakradze, in Moscow on August 30.

Russia’s calls for Georgian neutrality collide with Tbilisi’s NATO ambitions. The Georgian authorities have repeatedly said that the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspiration is the top foreign policy priority and it can not be traded off.

“During the consultations, the Russian side mentioned that it was ready to continue working towards the restoration of normal ties with Georgia, including the lifting of remaining restrictions,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, referring to Russia’s economic embargo on Georgia.

It, however, added that the “provocative” August 6 missile incident followed by Tbilisi’s “vocal accusations” of Russian aggression “deflects from the positive trend in dialogue with Georgia.”

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
56