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Georgia quitted CIS2009-08-18 10:28
The process of Georgia's quit out of CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States] is over - ITAR TASS. It was initiated by the Georgian government, on Mikheil Saakashvili's order, on August 12th 2008. On August 14th the Parliament of Georgia unanimously voted for withdrawal from three core agreements in the framework of CIS. On August 18, 2008 the Georgian Foreign Ministry notified the CIS Executive of the country's decision to sever ties with the CIS.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Yesterday David Jagalania, the deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, reminded that the formal side of quitting CIS takes 12 months, and on August 18th 2009 it would be finished.
Yesterday the CIS Executive press service confirmed that since August 18th 2009 Georgia is the CIS member no longer. After its walkout from the Commonwealth, Tbilisi will be able to continue to participate in about 70 treaties, the press service informed. As for the treaties and decisions effective only for CIS members, they shall not apply to Georgia as of August 18, 2009. The list of such documents includes over 400 titles.