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President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Georgia's President Eduard Shevardnadze

October 16, 2001

The Presidents discussed their countries’ bilateral relations. They agreed to instruct their respective agencies to speed up the drafting of a new extended Russian-Georgian treaty.

Mr Putin and Mr Shevardnadze also agreed to promote cooperation between the two countries’ law-enforcement agencies in combating terrorism.

They also discussed the situation in the region.

The conversation was initiated by the Georgian side.

October 16, 2001