Georgia will announce new proposals at the negotiations on the WTO
The Georgian-Russian negotiations on Russia's accession to the WTO will continue today in Geneva, Switzerland. According to Trend referring to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, on the eve, the Georgian side has sounded new proposals within these negotiations.
As the head of the Georgian delegation at the talks Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze explained in an interview, these new proposals concern the form of international monitoring on the borders of Georgia with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which are now beyond the control of official Tbilisi.
Kapanadze, but did not elaborate the new proposals.
"Progress in the negotiations depends on the constructive Russian position, the Georgian side hopes that its new proposals will be the basis for this", he just added.
Earlier, Assistant to the President of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich said that Georgia imposes unacceptable demands in talks with Russia on accession into the WTO. According to Dvorkovich, Russia will never agree for such conditions.
"We have not concluded negotiations with Georgia. Moreover, the requirements of our neighbors do not relate to WTO requirements, but to an entirely other, what we can not do and will never do", the BBC quoted Dvorkovich words, he said at the forum "The Finnish business in Moscow".
Georgia requires the recognition of "some uncertainty about the status of the two countries that we have recognized" - Abkhazia and South Ossetia, said Dvorkovich. Because of this, the question of Russia's WTO accession is still open.
"If we do not join the WTO, it will be worse for everyone: we and our partners. The barriers remain high, it may well be that under the influence of crisis, they will only get even higher", Russian presidential aide said.
However, he expressed hope that negotiations with Georgia will prove successful.