Georgia wants relations

Georgian leader is going to remind the Russians of "large cultural relations between Georgia and the Russian Federation."At the same time, Saakashvili again notes his country will never accept the "Russian occupation" .Gruzinsky leader is going to remind the Russians of "large cultural relations between Georgia and the Russian Federation."At the same time, Saakashvili again notes his country will never accept the "Russian occupation".

During the meeting with the Ajarian tsitrusovodami held in Batumi, Saakashvili said Georgia wants to have good relations with Russia.At the moment, the Georgian authorities are busy preparing for a 'Season of Georgian culture "in Moscow and other Russian cities.

Commenting on the meeting of the Catholicos of All Georgia Ilia II with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Saakashvili said: "I am pleased that all our thoughts patriarch passed, word for word, and expressed his opinion to the president of the country that has carried out the occupation of a large part of the ter

ritory of Georgia and continues to this occupation. His Holiness said very clearly to the Russian leadership, which had neither the Georgians did not accept the occupation of the Georgian regions and appropriation of Georgian lands. "

Georgian President also expressed confidence that the dialogue between the Georgian and Russian Orthodox Churches must be continued.As for diplomatic relations between the two countries, the negotiations could be resumed if the "common sense will return to Russia."

"We welcome any diplomatic talks and are ready for any dialogue based on the territorial integrity of Georgia, taking into account the interests of all its citizens", - Saakashvili said at a meeting in Batumi he said.He expressed the hope that "someday Russia will take a robust position and realize that someone else will not be in store."

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze will hold similar points of view."Probably, the negotiations will be resumed and at the government level ... and sooner or later, Georgia's territorial integrity will be restored after this there will be conditions for normal diplomatic and cultural relations between Russia and Georgia.", - Said the head of the Georgian Foreign Ministry.

During the meeting with tsitrusovodami Saakashvili said that Georgia is doing everything in order to avoid the consequences of the global economic crisis.At the same time, he acknowledged that the first six months of 2009 "will be difficult".

in Moscow today to sign an agreement between Russia and Switzerland on the Swiss side of the representation of Russian interests in Georgia.His visa on the document put the head of the Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.