closer relations between Georgia and Russia

Georgia’s ruling party declares ‘pragmatic’ policy toward Russia

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–As Georgia’s parliament prepares to declare the country’s foreign policy, the opposition National Movement has lashed out at the ruling party for wanting a ‘pragmatic’ policy toward Russia. Georgia aspires to NATO and EU membership, parliamentarians are preparing to declare, […]

Georgia and Russia take further steps toward normalizing relations

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The two countries, which were at war with each other eight years ago, both expressed interest in continuing a pragmatic course in order to normalize relations, according to a statement put out by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). […]

Georgian politician Nino Burjanadze visited Moscow

By | February 24th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Nino Burjanadze, leader of Democratic Movement. TBILISI, DFWatch–Nino Burjanadze, leader of the Georgian opposition party Democratic Movement, recently visited Moscow and met with Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin. The parties did not disclose the topic of the meeting. Her party’s press […]

Georgian PM: We are ready for negotiations with Russia

By | February 8th, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

Irakli Garibashvili at the Munich security conference. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Irakli Garibashivli says Georgia is ready for negotiations with Russia. The two countries have not had diplomatic relations since fighting a brief war more than six years ago. Georgia’s pro-European course stands firm, the PM […]

Georgia and Russia to hold trade talks

By | June 24th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Wine export is one of the trade issues between Georgia and Russia. TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia and Russia plan to hold a meeting of experts on trade and economic issues. The meeting will also deal with Georgia’s signing of a new treaty with the European Union about reforms and free trade. On the agenda is two treaties that Georgia […]

Georgia and Russia to discuss top level meeting

By | February 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Grigory Karasin, Russian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Negotiators for Georgia and Russia are to discuss the possibility of holding a top level meeting between the presidents of the two countries. Gregory Karasin, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Russia, said on Wednesday that his next meeting with […]

Georgian PM ready for direct talks with Russian leaders

By | February 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili says he is ready to have direct dialogue with Russian leaders. Gharibashvili’s statement was a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said on Monday that he is willing to meet with President […]

Georgian president to carefully study Putin’s offer to meet

By | February 11th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president says he will ‘carefully and seriously analyze’ a statement made by Russian President Vladimir Putin about a possible meeting between the two of them. When Georgian journalists attending the Sochi Winter Olympics asked Putin about […]

EU integration main goal of Georgia’s governing coalition

By | December 31st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s parliament speaker said Monday that the country’s main political priority is signing the Association Agreement with the EU and that all the other issues are subordinate to this priority. Summing up the year 2013 at a press conference, Davit […]

Anti-Russia demonstrators detained in Tbilisi

By | December 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The organization Free Zone protested against a conference to further closer relations between Georgia and Russia. (Photo by Free Zone.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Four members of the organization Free Zone were detained on Friday during a protest against a meeting at Hotel Vere-Palace in Tbilisi dedicated to closer relations between Georgia and Russia. Demonstrators blocked the road as they blew whistles and […]