Burjanadze: we can find a common language with Russia
They can conduct the Russian authorities a dialogue on any topic, including "occupied territories" of Georgia, the ex-speaker of Georgian parliament, leader of the opposition party "Democratic Movement" Nino Burjanadze believes, the GHN reported.
Burjanadze noted that in her opinion, the Georgian authorities must have used the fact that Vladimir Putin, who will become the new president of Russia in three months, wants good relations with Georgia.
"This is a unique opportunity that we must use anyway. But this chance is possible in the case that the Georgian leadership would include pro-Georgian force and the force that comes from real interests of Georgia, not pro-American, pro-Russian or pro-Australian force", Burjanadze said.
"I have repeatedly said that we can speak with the Russian authorities on all topics. I say this with full responsibility, and this is not only my view. After our meetings, this issue has been repeatedly emphasized in the statements by Foreign Minister of Russia and in the statements the current prime minister of Russia", she said.
"Naturally, I'm not saying that this conversation will be easy and I'm not saying that these problems can be solved as if by magic, but the conversation and the search for possible way out is possible in the event that Russia and Georgia will treat the legitimate interests of each other with respect and understanding", the leader of the "Democratic Movement" concluded.