About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:21 - 7 Jul.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili: Tentative Agreement on Russia’s WTO Entry Terms
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 Feb.'08 / 21:09

There is a tentative agreement with Russia to set up joint border-crossing points, some in the conflict zones, which in turn would result in Georgia backing Russian WTO membership, President Saakashvili said on February 14.

“We have an initial confirmation from Moscow that Russia is ready to open joint border-crossing points and customs checkpoints on the Georgian-Russian border, even in the conflict regions, which in turn removes the obstacle to Georgia supporting Russia’s membership of the World Trade Organization.”

He did not give more details.

Tbilisi has been insisting on several preconditions for supporting Russia’s WTO accession, including the legalization of trade at two border crossing points - one in breakaway South Ossetia (Roki Tunnel) and another in breakaway Abkhazia (Gantiadi). Moscow, however, had claimed the demands were politically-motivated and should be beyond the scope of WTO talks.

Saakashvili also said another “positive signal” coming from Russia was a tentative agreement to resume direct flights between the two countries.
“A Georgian delegation dealing with economic issues will go to Russia to negotiate the resumption of Georgian exports,” Saakashvili added.

Latest News
07 Jul.'15 18:21
C.Bank Comments on Proposed Budgetary Amendments
Proposal does not envisage appropriate changes to help offset downward pressure on lari, NBG said.
06 Jul.'15 15:14
Four Workers Die During Building Demolition Works in Tbilisi
Fatal incident occurred when the fourth floor of a building collapsed during demolition works in Tbilisi center.
06 Jul.'15 00:28
UNM Appoints Party’s New Executive Secretary
UNM’s political council elected MP Ratiani on the post, replacing MP Japaridze, who quit UNM in May.
05 Jul.'15 14:50
Dead Body of Tiger, Missing from Zoo Since Deadly Flood, Found
It’s the last wild animal, which was remaining unaccounted for since the flood, zoo director said.
04 Jul.'15 15:48
Parliament Passes Interior Ministry Reform Bill
Package of bills, passed with second reading, would decouple security agencies from the Interior Ministry.
03 Jul.'15 20:38
Increase of Compensation for Families of Fallen Police Officers Approved
Families of police officers killed in the line of duty will receive GEL 100,000 one-time payment.
03 Jul.'15 18:32
Georgia Reports 2.3m Visits by Foreign Citizens in H1’15
Number of tourists was down by 1.9% y/y to 853,605 in the first six months of this year.
03 Jul.'15 15:12
After Winning Case at ECHR, Georgia Asks Russia to Pay EUR 70.3m
The case stems from deportation of Georgian nationals from Russia in 2006.
03 Jul.'15 11:46
Annual Inflation 4.5% in June
On monthly basis inflation was just 0.02% in June.
02 Jul.'15 23:48
Turkmenistan’s President Visits Georgia, Discusses Gas Transit Project
President Berdymukhamedov is paying his first official visit to Georgia on July 2-3.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
23