Moscow, July 11 – AIF-Moscow.
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said that the country continues to receive tourists from the Russian Federation, despite the tense relations between the countries, RIA Novosti reports.
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This statement was made by the head of Georgia in Batumi at an international conference that is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the organization of the Eastern Partnership.
According to Zurabishvili, Georgia continues to receive Russian tourists as usual.
Earlier, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze assured that holidays in Georgia are safe for Russians.
Recall that relations between Georgia and Russia became aggravated after the incident of June 20 at the session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, when the head of the Russian delegation, Sergey Gavrilov, took the chair of the Georgian parliament. After that, protest actions began in Georgia, against which Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili accused the Russian Federation of splitting Georgian society.
After these events, Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a temporary ban on air transport from Russia to Georgia. According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, this was done for the safety of Russian citizens. The ban on air transportation between the countries began to operate on July 8.
It is known that more than 150 thousand Russian tourists, who previously bought tickets to Georgia, will not fly to this country due to the ban on flights.
On July 10, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it was too early to talk about the resumption of air links with Georgia, because the danger to Russians in this country remains.