bidzina ivanishvili in davos 2013-01-24

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili delivering his speech in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2013. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Georgian and Russian Prime Ministers met for the first time in Davos Thursday and had a several minutes long conversation.

This is the first time heads of government of the two countries have met since diplomatic relations between Georgia and Russia were broken off in the wake of the August war of 2008.

Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports that Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili was first to approach his Russian counterpart Dimitry Medvedev. They were both attending the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.

“The Georgian Prime Minister himself came over to Medvedev, and they were talking for a few minutes,” one of the businessmen participating in forum told Ria Novosti.