About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:58 - 20 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili: Russia’s Embargo Failed
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Mar.'10 / 15:29

President Saakashvili said Russia had failed to achieve its goal through banning import of Georgian products on its market.

He said that the result of the Russian embargo was “vise-versa of what PM Putin, the initiator of this embargo aimed” when imposing trade restrictions on major Georgian export products three years ago. He said that Georgia managed to diversify its export and that Georgia was no longer depended on the Russian market.

He said that even if Russia agreed to return Georgian products on its market, it would not mean that “Russia fell in love with Georgia”.

“Russia loves Georgia like Lenin, or Shah Abbas [Abbas I, the Shah of Persia notorious in Georgia for his invasion of Georgia's eastern region of Kakheti in the early 17th century] loved [Georgia],” he said.

“In fact, this embargo has lost any sense. The Georgian people has demonstrated to the entire world, that we can firmly stand on our feet; the experience has showed that we should not depend solely on a single market,” he added.

Latest News
20 Apr.'18 16:58
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The report assesses security and human rights situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
20 Apr.'18 14:32
Parliament Adopts Changes to Party Funding Rules
The legislation enables the Industrialist party to receive the annual budgetary funding worth over GEL 600,000.
20 Apr.'18 10:20
EU: ‘Deep Concern’ over Human Rights Situation in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
The EU Delegation to CoE issued a statement in response to the Secretary General’s report on Georgia.
19 Apr.'18 17:29
Majority Group Meeting over Internal Dispute Postponed
The ruling Georgian Dream party lawmakers will convene for a meeting tentatively on April 21.
19 Apr.'18 14:55
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Q1’18
Georgia’s trade turnover increased by 23.3% y/y in January-March 2018, reaching USD 2.8 billion.
19 Apr.'18 11:51
PM Appoints New Parliamentary Secretary
Natia Mikeladze replaced Shalva Tadumadze, who was appointed as new government administration head.
19 Apr.'18 10:23
Georgian Detained Near Tskhinvali Released
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.
18 Apr.'18 18:56
Ruling Party MPs to Convene over Internal Dispute
The Georgian Dream’s majority group in the Parliament will hold a meeting tomorrow evening.
18 Apr.'18 15:23
Political Row Continues over Controversial Presidential Pardoning Practices
Giorgi Margvelashvili accuses the ruling and the opposition parties of a concerted campaign against him.
18 Apr.'18 13:11
Activists Protest Detention of Georgian, Threaten to Block Passage to Cars with Russian Registration
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
100