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Russia: Putin won't rule out meeting with Margvelashvili

Russian Federation, Sochi
February 10, 2014 at 15:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Putin won't rule out meeting with Margvelashvili

Russian president Vladimir Putin toured Sochi's media complex on Monday, where he familiarised himself with the centre's infrastructure. During the tour, Putin met Georgian journalists and was asked about Russian-Georgian relations.

He said Russia is "very glad the Georgian team has come to the Olympics," adding it is a "very good sign" which could help facilitate an improvement in relations between the two countries. He did not rule out the possibility of meeting his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili, saying if "he would like to me, I don't see any reason why not."

Russia and Georgia do not currently maintain official embassies, or have formal diplomatic ties.

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Russia: Putin won't rule out meeting with Margvelashvili

Russian president Vladimir Putin toured Sochi's media complex on Monday, where he familiarised himself with the centre's infrastructure. During the tour, Putin met Georgian journalists and was asked about Russian-Georgian relations.

He said Russia is "very glad the Georgian team has come to the Olympics," adding it is a "very good sign" which could help facilitate an improvement in relations between the two countries. He did not rule out the possibility of meeting his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili, saying if "he would like to me, I don't see any reason why not."

Russia and Georgia do not currently maintain official embassies, or have formal diplomatic ties.

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