Russia and Georgia are taking steps to restore “full-fledged political dialogue,” the revival and the development of cooperation in various fields, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.
MOSCOW, 2 Nov. The lowest point in relations between Russia and Georgia is passed, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.
“Of course, relations between Russia and Georgia are, to put it mildly, not in the best condition. And yet, it seems to me, the low point has passed”, she said Monday in an interview with news portal with News.am.
According to the speaker of the Federation Council, both the Georgian and the Russian side has taken steps to restore “full-fledged political dialogue,” the revival and the development of cooperation in various fields, particularly in trade, transport, tourism and humanitarian ties.
“We, Russian MPs, contribute to these processes. I hope a turn for the better in relations with Georgia is not far off. But it depends not only on us. I hope that Armenia, with its great prestige in the region to get involved in the development of integration processes in the Caucasus”, — said Matvienko.
Between Russia and Georgia for more than seven years do not have diplomatic relations. Tbilisi broke them in response to Moscow’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia after the armed aggression of Tbilisi against Tskhinvali.