Bernard Kouchner says the partnership talks are to resume at a Russia-EU summit in Nice, France, set for Nov. 13-14.
The EU had put the talks on hold after Russia’s war with Georgia in August.
The war in Georgia has badly strained Russias relations with the United States and the EU.
Both the U.S. and the EU have criticized Moscow for disproportionate use of force and its decision to recognize the independence of Georgia’s breakaway provinces.
Kouchner spoke at a news conference after Russia-EU consultations Tuesday in St. Petersburg.