About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 12:05 - 23 Jun.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
U.S. Official: Georgia has 'Legitimate Trade Concerns' in WTO Talks with Russia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Apr.'11 / 17:54

Georgia has “legitimate trade concerns”, which have to be addressed in talks over Russia’s WTO entry terms, Tina Kaidanow, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, said on April 27.

“Our hope is that there can be an agreement on conditions for Russian [WTO] accession. The United States is supportive of the Russian accessions, but it also believes that Georgia has legitimate trade concerns that need to be addressed,” she said at a news conference in Tbilisi after U.S.-Georgia democracy working group meeting.

Next round of the Swiss-mediated talks between Georgia and Russia over WTO entry terms will be held in Bern on April 28-29, according to the Georgian Foreign Ministry.

“We take those talks very seriously,” Sergi Kapanadze, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said at the same news conference.

Kapanadze, who was among the Georgian negotiators during the previous round of talks with Russia in Bern in March, said that remarks made by Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, that Russia could join WTO bypassing Georgia’s consent, were endangering negotiating process.

“Statements of this type do not contribute to the ongoing negotiations; they put in danger the talks,” the Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister said. “The same type of statement was made by the Russian Foreign Minister shortly after the first round of talks… We deem such remarks to be provocative.”

Latest News
23 Jun.'17 12:05
40th round of Geneva International Discussions
Russia and Georgia spar over security.
23 Jun.'17 01:04
Moscow Cuts ‘Investment’ Funding for Tskhinvali
90% of South Ossetia’s budget for 2017 was subsidized by the Russian Federation.
22 Jun.'17 17:20
Crime Wave Stirs Public Outcry in Abkhazia
Public demands action to stop “lawlessness” in the region, authorities promise to investigate the cases.
21 Jun.'17 16:59
Senior MEP: Mukhtarli Case ‘Very Alerting’
Rebecca Harms called for “an independent investigation” both in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
21 Jun.'17 16:16
Parliamentary Opposition Renews Calls for Plebiscite over Constitution Reform
Movement for Liberty - European Georgia submitted 150,000 signatures to the Government administration.
21 Jun.'17 14:21
Venice Commission on Georgia’s New Constitution
The Council of Europe’s (CoE) advisory body for legal affairs released its opinion on June 19.
21 Jun.'17 11:48
FM Janelidze Joins EaP Ministerial in Luxemburg
Federica Mogherini chaired the EU and EaP foreign ministers’ gathering to discuss further cooperation.
20 Jun.'17 19:05
PACE Media Freedom Rapporteur on Mukhtarli Case
Volodymyr Ariev calls for immediate release of Azerbaijani journalist.
20 Jun.'17 18:23
Prime Minister Kvirikashvili on Mukhtarli Case
Giorgi Kvirikashvili calls for avoiding “premature conclusions” over the Azerbaijani journalist’s case.
20 Jun.'17 17:40
President Declines Request for Convening Special Parliamentary Session
Margvelashvili caled on the Parliament to continue working on a ‘consensual’ text of the constitution.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
77