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Medvedev and Ivanishvili’s 2-minute chat

by | Jan 25, 2013
Maia Panjikidze

Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze on Thursday confirmed that the prime ministers of Russia and Georgia met unofficially in Davos.

Panjikidze told journalists in Davos that Bidzina Ivanishvili and Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday met at a dinner hosted by the organizers and founders of the World Economic Forum and this dinner was attended by all first officials from the delegations. Their meeting was no more than just a greeting, she added.

Russian media on Thursday reported that the prime ministers met in Davos. Their meeting was not planned and there was no expectation for them to have a personal conversation. But Russian media reported that the Georgian leader came over to greet Medvedev, and that their encounter lasted a few minutes.

“They greeted each other, got introduced, talked for one or two minutes. There was nothing more. This was just an introduction. They didn’t discuss any topic and it was impossible to have a discussion on some serious topic under those conditions,” Panjikidze explained.



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