12 Jul 2019 15:48

Georgian lawmakers heading to Moscow to facilitate easing relations between Russia, Georgia - MP

TBILISI. July 12 (Interfax) - Members of the opposition parliamentary faction Alliance of Patriots of Georgia are heading to Moscow to meet with their Russian counterparts in order to facilitate mediation of Georgian-Russian relations, Georgian parliamentarian Giorgi Lomia, one of the members of the faction, said on Friday.

"The party made a decision to send members of our faction to Moscow to meet with Russian counterparts to somehow mitigate the sanctions imposed on Georgia and eventually ensure that they are lifted," Lomia said at a briefing in Tbilisi.

He said he hopes the Georgian lawmakers' visit to Moscow will be useful for Georgia.

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov said on Wednesday Alliance of Patriots of Georgia members would be visiting Moscow on July 15.