Georgian negotiators on the WTO have left for Switzerland
Early this morning, the Georgian delegation for the negotiations with Russia on WTO issues, left for Switzerland. According to Trend, this time, they will coordinate final document under the terms of Russia's entry into this structure.
As the head of the Georgian delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze explained in an interview before the trip, "ITAR-TASS issued a statement that Russia, following Georgia, had adopted the proposal by Switzerland on the control of goods turnover between Russia and Georgia".
Russian news agency reported that delegations of the two countries have finally reached agreement on a draft bilateral agreement relating to the administration of trade at the borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
This was told by the head of Russian delegation at the WTO negotiations, the head of the Department of Trade Negotiations of Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Medvedkov.
"If it's so, then we'll develop a final agreement at the next round of negotiations on November 9-10", Kapanadze commented this statement.
He added that the document doesn't mention "occupied" territories of Georgia and refers to the international observers, monitoring goods turnover in trade corridors.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry also said that they have not yet received official notification on the proposals from the Russian side.