TBILISI, DFWatch–A Russian and a Georgian diplomat will meet on July 15 in Prague. The Abashidze-Karasin talks are an informal channel for discussing trade and other cooperation between the two countries, which don’t have diplomatic relations.
This time, the meeting will include representatives of Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Russia’s Transport Ministry.
The talks began in the end of 2012, and one tangible result was that the export of Georgian wine and agriculture products to Russia was resumed. Other topics are transport and communication.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gregory Karasin and Georgian Prime Minister’s Representative for Russian Relations Zurab Abashidze had a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss preparations and agree on a date for the coming meeting in Prague.
Usually the two have bilateral meeting, but the future meeting will have wider format.