Russia ready to restore diplomatic ties with Georgia

March 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to scrap visa requirements with Georgia and it is also ready to restore diplomatic relations with Tbilisi, said Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich Friday.

The remarks follow Georgia’s decision to introduce visa-free travel for Russian citizens.

“We are ready to introduce a visa-free regime for Georgian citizens on a reciprocal basis,” he said.

“To that end, the Georgian side should ensure credible security guarantees for Russians visiting Georgia.”

“We also propose restoring diplomatic relations between our countries,” he said.

Moscow is waiting for Georgia’s reaction to these proposals, he added.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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