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Moscow and Washington deal with Tbilisi creatively

2010-10-20 13:20

Lawrence Summers, President Barack Obama's economic adviser, stated that Moscow and Washington would try to get Georgia's consent for Russia's joining WTO.  

The statement was made after negotiations with Igor Shuvalov, the first Vice-PM of Russia. Summers underlined they realized the necessity for creative solutions. He also was "hopeful" that Russia's WTO accession would be completed well before 12 months have passed - The Wall Street Journal. 

In the course of his recent visit to the USA Nika Gilauri, the PM of Georgia, stated Tbilisi would block Russia from joining WTO until Moscow allows access of Georgian border guards to Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

On October 8th, the next day, Gilauri said Tbilisi wasn't going to tie issue of customs post in Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Russia's joining WTO. It was assessed as support of Moscow's application.

But then the PM's press service spread a statement about wrong interpretation of Gilauri's words by Russian mass media.

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