Georgia does not expect Russia to be flexible on the WTO
At today's traditional weekly briefing, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Jalagania said that Georgian side does not expect Russia to be flexible at the sixth round of negotiations on the accession of Russia into the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is scheduled for October 7-8.
At the talks in Geneva, Georgia will be represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze and Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister for Foreign Economic Affairs Tamar Kovziridze.
"Ar the talks, Georgian side has a clear position. Unfortunately, according to preliminary data, we do not expect radical changes in Russia's positions and we do not expect that Russia will show flexibility, although the Georgian side has always expressed its willingness to dialogue on this issue" - said Jalagania .
"In case that this does not happen (Russia will not change position), we will be forced to suspend the talks and continue into next year" - said the Georgian official.
Recall, the fifth round of the Georgian-Russian negotiations on Russia's accession to WTO was held on September 12. As Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze noted after the meeting, the talks ended inconclusively, but negotiations continue.