Kobalia: Free trade is important for Sakartvelo
According to the head of economic department of the Georgian Vera Kobalia, Russian authorities do not intend to lift the embargo on the Georgian agricultural products. According to "Business-Georgia", this statement was made by Kobalia on the eve in an interview to the French edition La Tribune.
"The fact that Russia wanted to select companies which would have exported its products to the Russian market is associated with corruption" - said Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. "Free trade is very important to us" - she added.
Therefore, she said, Russian business is represented at the territory of Georgia. "The largest Russian investment companies are operating in Georgia and VTB Bank is a prime example of this. "We also export electricity to Russia and this indicates our priorities" - underlined Kobalia.