Moscow expects Georgia to embark on normalizing ties with its neighbors (14.10.12)
Moscow hopes that the new government of Georgia will embark on normalizing relations with all its neighbors, including Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The statement came from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference after talks with his South Ossetian counterpart David Sanakoyev.
He made clear Russia would not engage in any talks with Tbilisi on the future of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, whose people had chosen independence.
Lavrov and Sanakoyev reaffirmed the need to push for a legally binding non-aggression pact with Georgia during the international discussions in Geneva on stability and security in the Caucasus.