Lavrov: Russia ready to restore relations with Georgia

Lavrov: Russia ready to restore relations with Georgia

Russia hopes to resolve the issue of restoring air links with Georgia in the near future, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. 

"Unfortunately, the air travel is still frozen," he recalled. "I hope that in the near future we will be able to solve this problem," TASS cited the minister as saying.

Lavrov also announced Russia's readiness to discuss the opening of a trade representation in Georgia, if Tbilisi makes such an offer.

"We will be ready to restore diplomatic relations," he pointed out, noting that the severance of diplomatic relations was not initiated by Russia. "We have to wait until the Georgian colleagues approach this issue," the top Russian diplomat believes.

"I don’t think that this will add any benefits, but if there is an offer, we will definitely consider such an opportunity,” Lavrov assured.