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Italy ready to become mediator between Georgia and Russia

2009-05-29 14:27

Italy, which has strong ties with both Russia and Georgia, may play a stabilizing role in relations of Moscow and Tbilisi, said yesterday Franco Frattini, the Foreign minister of Italy after the meeting with Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia - RIA Novosti.


The Georgian leader, is staying in Italy with informal visit , in his turn declared the wish of Tbilisi for approximation with Europe.

Georgia is the gate to the central Asia and Caspian region; therefore it is so important for Europe, the Georgian leader said.

He added that Georgia, as well as Ukraine, is in Soviet bloc no longer.

"We are on our way at a time when Europe is so... busy with its own problems it's so hard to hear our knock on the door," the President said, "There's internal noise going on there."

Yesterday Mikheil Saakashvili also held a meeting with Gianfranco Fini, the Speaker of the lower chamber of the Italian parliament, who advised Georgian leadership to conduct "good-neighbourly policy" in regard to Russia.


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