Kalandadze: Georgia has not requested to return "Borjomi" to Russia
Georgian Foreign Ministry did not confirm the information that the Georgian companies had appealed to Rospotrebnadzor to return their products to the Russian market.
"According to the information we rechecked, there was not such appeal. This is another "gamble" on the part of Russia" - said Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze, at the press conference to reporters today.
As reported by the "GHN", she added that Russia, in parallel with negotiations on WTO accession, is purposefully trying to create "a positive background" and, supposedly, it is ready to return Georgian products to the Russian market.
"The issue of embargo has nothing to do with Russia's the WTO accession. The Georgian side does not put lifting the embargo as a condition for its accession. It's not a question of our interest, but as it turns out, this is not in the interests of Georgian companies. Russia's accession to the WTO involves the removal of embargo for the member countries of the WTO" - underlined Kalandadze.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor reported that it had received an appeal from the company "IDS Borjomi Georgia" on the return of this healthy drink to Russia.