About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:06 - 19 Jan.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Putin Hopes Russia will Join WTO This Year
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Oct.'11 / 01:24

All the main issues have already been resolved "with all the main partners", but political issues are still remaining delaying Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization, Russia's PM Vladimir Putin said.

He said in an interview with the Chinese television and Xinhua news agency on October 11: "We hope that we will be able to complete this process this year. On our part we have done everything for this."

"I am sure today the issue is a political one and it depends on our main partners," Putin said referring to the United States and the EU.

Last week Putin called on the United States and the EU to press Georgia to remove its objection to Russia's WTO entry.

"I have a question: do our main partners in Europe and the United States want Russia to become a member of the WTO or not?" Putin said, adding that the U.S. and EU should not "hide behind the issue of the Georgians."

"If they want to, they can accomplish this very fast," Putin said on October 6.

Georgia said that last round of the Swiss-mediated talks with Russia over its WTO entry terms last week ended without any results, blaming Moscow of unwillingness to compromise. Tbilisi wants international monitoring of trade across disputed borders in its breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

RELATED
Latest News
19 Jan.'17 16:06
NATO Military Committee Holds Session on Georgia
Georgia’s Chief of Staff Vladimer Chachibaia attended the session of the Military Committee.
19 Jan.'17 14:16
Spanish PM Expresses “Growing Interest” in Georgia at Talks with Kvirikashvili
During his visit to Madrid the Georgian Prime Minister also met King Felipe VI.
18 Jan.'17 17:27
Former Parliamentary Speaker Outlines Political Plans
Davit Usupashvili speaks on achieving “serious success” in the next parliamentary elections.
18 Jan.'17 15:56
Tskhinvali Sets Date for Presidential Polls
Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia will hold presidential elections on April 9.
18 Jan.'17 13:20
Political Ratings in NDI-Commissioned Poll
The ruling Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia enjoys strongest public support.
17 Jan.'17 18:13
President, Political Parties, CSOs Slam New Transit Deal with Gazprom
President Margvelashvili said that the new terms add “political risks to the country’s energy security.”
17 Jan.'17 16:33
Former, Incumbent UNM Members Form Two Factions in Tbilisi Sakrebulo
UNM members will form a new parliamentary faction in the near future.
17 Jan.'17 14:53
Georgian Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration Meets NATO Secretary General
Viktor Dolidze will also attend the NATO-Georgia Commission.
17 Jan.'17 13:30
PM to Visit Spain, Switzerland
Kvirikashvili will take part in the International Tourism Fair in Madrid and World Economic Forum in Davos.
17 Jan.'17 13:04
CoE’s Anti-Corruption Group Unveils Report on Georgia
GRECO published an evaluation report on corruption prevention in Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
5