"The fence-mending with Russia is in Georgia's interests; the process is positive yet takes some time. We have noticed some improvement in relations between the two countries, particularly, in the framework of Russia's accession to the WTO last year, an agreement was reached under which trade relations with Georgia should normalize," said Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Americal University, Washington.
"I think we can both carry on the process of normalizing relations with the neighbors and at the same time not to change the foreign policy course. Georgia needs both," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.
"We understand that Georgia faces pressing issues, including the territorial integrity and sovereignty; we will do everything to make sure that other countries, too, understand well the principles of the United Nations, in connection with recognition of the borders. We also demand that Georgia has the opportunity to follow the way of European integration," Rubin stressed.