Kosachev: Russia and Georgia interested in improving relations

Kosachev: Russia and Georgia interested in improving relations

The easing of visa rules in relations between Georgia and Russia, including cancellation of visas, as well as restoration of air links with that country require urgent solution, chairman of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said at a meeting with leader of the opposition party Democratic Movement - United Georgia Nino Burjanadze.

According to him, there are some practical issues that require quick solution. "For instance, the easing of Russia’s visa procedures, including the cancellation of visas, resumption of air links and settlement of issues concerning tariff restrictions on the export of some goods," he said, noting that the current condition of bilateral relations was regrettable.

The senator stressed that "our peoples expect something very different." "Both the states, parties and politicians must feel society’s demand and do their utmost to ensure the relations between our countries get back onto the normal track again," TASS cited him as saying.

Kosachev believes it is very important that Burjanadze sees relations with Russia clearly among Georgia’s national interests. The senator thanked Burjanadze for her political and civic stance.

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