Lavrov: Problem Georgia Creates about WTO Is Political
According to Sergey Lavrov, Leader of the Russian Foreign Office, the problem Georgia creates about Russia entering the WTO is a political one. The Leader of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia expressed this opinion in his interview to the Russian periodical "Moscow News", the GHN quotes this material.
He emphasized that there is a possibility that Moscow can put the question of entering the WTO to a general vote behind the back of Georgia. In Lavrov's words, some consultations are still being held, but such a possibility exists.
"So far we are holding some consultations with the Georgian party through Switzerland. In medias res, the problem Georgia creates is the only political one. The rest of the questions are related to the WTO regime and can be solved on the expert level", considers Lavrov.
"I can confirm what I said. The WTO rules permit the admittance of countries on the basis of voting without reaching a consensus. Some Georgian colleagues called my comments on this issue a caprice. Maybe they were those who are not aware of the WTO documents and the precedent existing in this regard. The WTO rules permit entering the organization by voting", concluded the Leader of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.