Russian FM says his country is ready to expand relations with Georgia

Russia likes the Georgian government’s pragmatism and is ready to expand ties with the South Caucasus country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

“The pragmatism with which Bidzina Ivanishvili’s government addresses [bilateral] relations appeals to us,” Lavrov said.

“We are ready to expand not only trade… but also cultural, humanitarian and sport contacts,” the foreign minister said.

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