Georgian President to meet with Sarkozy today

The main topic of the talks between the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and the French President Nicolas Sarkozy June 8 will be execution of the peace agreement signed August 12, 2008. the Georgian ambassador to France Mamuka Kudava told journalists in Paris.

“Sarkozy invited Saakashvili to pay a visit to Paris especially two days before the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s visit,” he said.

He said Sarkozy intends to know the Georgian side’s position before the talks with Putin. “This is an official visit, thus its importance increases in this regard,” Kudava said stressing that “so far the Georgian authorities have not held meetings at this level in Paris”.

Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze, who accompanies Saakashvili during his visit, said Georgia is dissatisfied with the execution of a document dated Aug.12, and the president will express this position during the meeting with Sarkozy, who became the intermediary between Moscow and Tbilisi on a peace agreement in 2008.

Today, the Georgian First Lady Sandra Roelofs has a separate program, who will hold a meeting with the First Lady of France Carla Bruni. According to Roelofs, the sides will discuss further cooperation between the two countries in the field of health and culture.

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