Zurab Abashidze

Georgia’s Russia envoy Abashidze answers president’s criticism

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

Zurab Abashidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Diplomat Zurab Abashidze has expressed astonishment at a statement by President Giorgi Margvelashvili that he had not properly handled a critical remark by a Russian diplomat. Abashidze, whose full title is Prime Minister’s […]

Georgian president faults envoy’s handling of Russian diplomat’s reprimand

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

President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president on Monday criticized his country’s envoy for failing to respond adequately to criticism from a Russian diplomat during a bilateral meeting in Prague last week. President Margvelashvili […]

Georgian diplomats clash over proposed Russia-Abkhazia pact

By | October 15th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tedo Japaridze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A proposed new comprehensive agreement between Russia and Abkhazia has triggered a quarrel between two veterans of the Georgian diplomacy who both belong to the ruling Georgian Dream coalition. The text of the draft proposes ‘a common space […]

Simpler Russian citizenship rules may pose threat to Georgia

By | April 23rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Russian Interests Section in Tbilisi, where Georgians can apply for Russian citizenship. (Voice of Abkhazia.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian diplomat says Georgia must be on guard after the Russian Duma passed a bill which simplifies the rules for getting Russian citizenship. The legislative amendment has been a cause of concern for groups in Georgia the last few weeks, with […]

Abashidze-Karasin meeting postponed until March 14

By | February 28th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian and Russian negotiators Zurab Abashidze and Gregory Karasin have postponed their planned meeting until March 14. Abashidze, the Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Russian Relations and Karasin, Russia’s […]

Abashidze-Karasin talks planned for March 4 in Prague

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

Zurab Abashidze (left), the Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Russian Relations, and Gregory Karasin, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The next meeting between Russian and Georgian negotiators might take place on March 4 or 5. Zurab Abashidze, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Russian Relations, told Interpressnews that the meeting will be held in Prague. At this […]

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 […]

Georgia and Russia to meet in Prague in mid September

By | September 4th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , |

Zurab Abashidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia and Russia plan another round of direct talks in Prague in the middle of September. The Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Russian Relations, Zurab Abashidze, told journalists on Tuesday that the details of the meeting are […]

Abashidze mentioned border issue at direct talks with Russia

By | June 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Zurab Abashidze is the Georgian Prime Minister’s Representative for Relations with Russia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The small-scale careful dialogue between Georgia and Russia continued in Prague Wednesday as Zurab Abashidze and Gregory Karasin met to sum up the results of six month of talks. Abashidze, who was specially appointed by Prime Minister Bidzina […]

Georgia and Russia to meet in Prague for direct talks

By | February 25th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Zurab Abashidze represents Georgia in direct talks with Russia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia and Russia will meet for a second round of direct talks in Prague on March 1. The two countries have still not established formal relations following a brief war in 2008. Georgia’s envoy, Zurab Abashidze, told journalists Monday that they will […]

Russia and Georgia to meet for direct talks

By | December 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — At last, Georgia and Russia will meet to start sorting out their differences. The two countries broke off diplomatic relations after the war in 2008. Zurab Abashidze, Georgia’s Special Representative for Russian relations, on Monday said that […]

“We Are Unafraid of Saakashvili’s Attempt at a Pre-Halloween Massacre”

By | October 31st, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

More than a decade ago, Mikheil Saakashvili got his start in Georgian politics in the Tbilisi city council – before the Rose Revolution and the toppling of Eduard Shevardnadze that brought Saakashvili and his United National Movement (UNM) to power. Despite all the changes Georgia has witnessed since that time, back then the capital [...]