Saakashvili: We don't need the Russian market
As the Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili said, the Russian market will never become major for sales of Georgian products. According to "Business-Georgia", Saakashvili has made such statement, commenting on the return of Georgian wine and water "Borjomi" to Russia, during his visit to Poland. The President stressed that he sees no need for the return of Georgian wines and mineral waters to the Russian market. He added that his country is no longer dependent on Russia. Moreover, in his view, the embargo on Georgian products declared by Russia, has helped Sakartvelo to diversify exports. "The principle is simple: what does not kill you - makes you stronger" - Saakashvili said.
Recall, on the eve, the willingness of IDS Borjomi International to resume the supply of mineral water "Borjomi" in Russia was welcomed by representatives of the opposition party "Free Georgia" in counterbalance to the position of Saakashvili.
"Here is the first result of a meeting with Onishchenko: the largest exporter - the company IDS Borjomi International - has officially confirmed the resumption of trade relations with Russia" - stated the party. The document states that "Free Georgia" welcomes the decision of the company and wishes every success in its future endeavors.
"This is the first big victory of "Free Georgia". "We will continue to work in order to export of Georgian wine and other products to Russia began after "Borjomi" - said the opposition party. They also urged the authorities of their country "to stop the sabotage" of success achieved in this case and offer to become involved in implementation of "this great cause".
Prior to this, IDS Borjomi International said they would resume the supply of their products to Russia in the event that between the relevant authorities of Georgia and Russia will reach some agreement.
Before that, the leader of "Free Georgia" Kukava was conducting active negotiations for the return of "Borjomi" to Russia with the head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko. The last such meeting of Georgian opposition leader and the chief Russian sanitary inspector was held at the end of this August. It proved to be successful.