The Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy Paolo Gentiloni on the first day of the week called the Russian Federation "is very big and very important neighbour of the European Union" and said that the dialogue with Russia must be " right and correct ", reports journalist OPINION in Tbilisi.
at a press conference in Tbilisi, Gentiloni said that "for the EU, and for NATO it is important to maintain relations" with Russia.
He said that his country's approach concerning the necessity of dialogue with Russia " not everyone shared "." But nowadays more and more countries shared this opinion, " said Paolo Gentiloni. The head of the Italian diplomacy said that relations with Russia ought to "protect the principles" - in Georgia, the " support for its territorial integrity and sovereignty ", Ukraine – " the adoption of the main measures ". According to his statement, punishment against Russia " brought results."" Like Germany, Like the US, we encourage dialogue, we need a pragmatic approach. It is very important How Russia will behave, depends on our response, " He said.