In the state Duma will create a group for the restoration of friendship with Georgia


RIA Novosti

In the state Duma the restoration of relations between Moscow and Tbilisi will be engaged in the informal working group. This was stated by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov, reports TASS on Tuesday, July 11.

He said that the agreement was reached following talks between Russian and Georgian deputies. “While the official group of the Parliament of Georgia is not ready” — said Kalashnikov.

According to him, during the meeting the MPs of the two countries also touched upon the issues of simplification of visa regime between the countries.

The Committee on CIS Affairs, said that the representatives of the Parliament of Georgia visited the state Duma for the first time in ten years. The delegation included, in particular, the Chairman of the faction “Alliance of patriots of Georgia” George Lomia.

According to “Parlamentskaya Gazeta”, the Russian-Georgian inter-parliamentary group, whose establishment was agreed by the deputies, will meet once in a few months time.

May 15, the Russian foreign Ministry has warned citizens about the risks of visiting Georgia. In the diplomatic Ministry said that Moscow has “very limited ability to protect citizens from tyranny.” The corresponding statement the Ministry disseminated after the Georgian authorities have stated their intention to make ex-mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov in the black list.