He was speaking today in London, where he was to attend the initial public offering of a Georgian company.
Putin and Saakashvili met on November 28 on the sidelines of a Commonwealth of Independent States summit in Minsk.
Relations between both countries plummeted in September, when Georgia detained four Russians on spying charges.
Georgian deportees arriving in Tbilisi on October 6 (epa)
RUSSIA DEPORTING GEORGIANS. Despite Georgia's release of four military officers accused of spying on October 2, Russia has continued its transport and postal blockade of Georgia, and has also deported hundreds of Georgians.... (more)