Georgia has said it will continue a policy of peace towards Russia


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Georgian foreign Minister Mikhail Janelidze following meetings with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson stated that Georgia will continue the policy of peaceful settlement of the conflict around Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which is supported by the American side.

Janelidze was in Washington two-day official visit. At the end of the visit, the Minister said that the US sees in Georgia a close friend, reliable partner and consider the country as a leader in the region from the point of view of democratic transformation and peace and stability.

“We will continue the policy aimed at peaceful settlement of the conflict, which is supported by the US,” – said Janelidze in the air of TV company “Imedi” on Saturday night.

Janelidze noted that he had held a conversation with the Secretary of state about all directions, consider a strategic partnership, including cooperation in the fields of security, defence, energy, economy, trade.

“We have initiated specific projects, and they are supported both the new administration and Senate and Congress”, the Minister added.

In August 2008, Georgia broke off diplomatic relations with Russia in response to Moscow’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. However, the representatives of the new Georgian government that came to power after the elections in October 2012, was named one of the top priorities of foreign policy normalization of relations with Russia.