Alasania asked Georgia to demonstrate "creativity" in negotiations with Russia on the WTO
According to the leader of the opposition Georgian party "Free Democrats" Irakli Alasania, the negotiations between Russia and Georgia on the issue of Russian joining the World Trade Organization can become an issue which can lead the dialogue between these countries in a more positive direction. As reported by Trend, Alasania expressed such opinion in an interview.
"Georgia wants Russia to join the WTO. I think it would be beneficial for Georgia and the international community and for Russia. We think that it is possible to find a compromise solution on the problem how the checkpoints on the territory occupied by Russia will work"- said Alasania.
He added that Georgia has no illusions "that we can place our border guards or customs offices there". "But there is a compromise when the control functions can be delegated to a third side" - he added.
He also appealed to authorities of Sakartvelo to be more "creative and specific" in these negotiations". "Then these negotiations can be the first step towards normalization of our relations with Russia" - said the opposition.
Recall, the next stage of negotiations between Russia and Georgia on the WTO is scheduled for September this year.