Kosachev: Moscow-Tbilisi dialogue may be widened after Zurabishvili’s victory

Kosachev: Moscow-Tbilisi dialogue may be widened after Zurabishvili’s victory

Chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev voiced hope that dialogue between Moscow and Tbilisi will be resumed after Salome Zurabishvili’s victory in Georgia’s presidential election.

"I do not expect any drastic changes on Russia policy," Kosachev said. "But given that Salome Zurabishvili is an experienced and pragmatic politician, I would like to hope that a room for dialogue won’t shrink at minimum, but I wish it expanded," he stressed, adding that now dialogue is clearly in the interest of both countries.

According to the chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, Zurabishvili's victory will mean stability for the country. 

"However, the opponents from the ruling forces have also shown force. That’s why the feeling of a political split is still in the air," TASS cited Kosachev as saying.

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