Problem with journalists protest in Minsk believed to be solved
“We had an opportunity with the Russian president both at an expanded-format meeting and one-on-one to discuss all the main issues and problems surrounding Georgian-Russian relations. I think the Russian leadership understands very well the importance of normalizing relations with Georgia,” said President Saakashvili.Georgian President added that the process of maintaining the dialogue between Russia and Georgia is in the interests of both countries.
Furthermore, President Putin has talked to the President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin, and agreed to lift Russia's ban on Moldovan wine and meat products which was imposed because of poor standards.Moldovan meat was barred from Russia in April 2005 and in March this year imports of Moldovan wine were also stopped.Moldova has reviewed the quality of its produce and export companies have also been monitored.Russia has traditionally been a market for Moldovan wines. The concern is whether the quality of the wine would meet the demands of Russian consumers. Not many restaurants are offering Moldovan wine to their customers because until now the quality was not high.“The meeting with the Moldovan president Vladimir Voronin was more detailed and substantial,” said the Russian President Vladimir Putin, talking to journalists about all the meetings he had had with other CIS leaders.