Yakobashvili: U.S. do not put pressure on Tbilisi in relation to the WTO
According to the Georgian Ambassador to the U.S. Temur Yakobashvili, Washington does not put pressure on Tbilisi to make concessions to Russia on WTO accession. This position was expressed by ambassador today during a traditional meeting of the Georgian diplomats, accredited in various countries, and international organizations, which is held in Tbilisi, the "GHN" said.
"The U.S. position is simple - they support Russia's membership in the WTO, as it is more civilized form of relationship, but there is no question that Russia must necessarily become a member of this organization. The U.S. has two very clear positions. The first - if Russia wants membership in the organization, then she must negotiate with Georgia, the U.S. is not going to bring Russia to WTO themselves, and the second - Americans support the principles of consensus, approved by the WTO" - said Yakobashvili in a statement.
However, he expressed doubt "if Russia wants to get into the WTO or not". "In Russia there are people who want to get into WTO, but there are people who do not want it. These people are in the government" - said the Georgian ambassador to the United States.