TBILISI, March 8 (RIA Novosti) - The Georgian parliament on Thursday approved a 19-point resolution, in line with which the country is to continue its integration into the European Union and NATO and will have no diplomatic relations with states recognizing the independence of breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The resolution was approved by 96 deputies of the 150-member parliament.
“Georgia will conduct dialog with Russia both with the use of international mechanisms in the format of Geneva talks and in bilateral format to settle the conflict and develop good-neighborly relations,” the document says.
Georgia broke off diplomatic ties with Russia after the two nations fought a brief war over South Ossetia in August 2008.
Moscow has signed economic and military agreements with both republics since recognizing them as independent shortly after the war, and keeps ruling out any negotiations on their current status.
Updated to correct reference to 2008 war.
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