Russia, Georgia begin talks on air links

Russia and Georgia are expected to hold talks in Moscow on Monday on the resumption of air communication between the two countries that was broken up in October 2006, Itar-Tass reported Monday. At that time, Russia suspended transport and postal services with Georgia several days after the arrest of five Russian officers on espionage charges. Moscow called the Georgian side’s actions provocative and soon they were released.

On January 30, Russian Ambassador to Georgia Vyacheslav Kovalenko expressed the hope that “the talks scheduled for February 5-6 will yield positive results.”

The Georgian delegation is led by the head of the transport management administration, Alexander Chkhikvadze, and the Russian delegation - by senior officials of the Transport Ministry, Itar-Tass reported.