Georgian president offers Normandy dialogue format with Russia

Russia has responded to the Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili’s offer. Photo: President’s press office., 26 Dec 2019 - 17:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has offered the Normandy format of dialogue with Russia, the format Ukraine has with the country.

The Normandy format involves Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France.

Deputy head of Foreign Issues Committee in Russian Duma Dmitry Novikov says that Russian-Ukrainian relations and situation significantly differs from that one between Russia and Georgia.

The Georgian Dream government appointed Zurab Abashidze as the PM’s special representative in relations with Russia in 2012 to deal with trade and economic issues.

The two countries have no diplomatic relations since the Russia-Georgia war in 2008.