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Shevardnadze wants to negotiate with Putin
September 19, 2003
RBC

Posted by HW on August 24, 2019

Abkhaz conflict
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze is planning to discuss the soonest settlement of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their tete-a-tete meeting, sources in the Georgian Foreign Ministry told RBC.

Refugees
Primary attention will be paid to the return of refugees to Abkhazia, security guarantees and the implementation of economic projects in this region.

Reimbursement
Sources in the Georgian state chancellery added that Shevardnadze was going to demand reimbursement for Russian military bases in Georgia. According to the Georgian Finance Ministry, the demanded sum might exceed $1bn.

Visa procedures
It is not ruled out that Shevardnadze and Putin will consider liberalization of visa procedures between the two states.
 
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