Georgia and Russia will sign an agreement on the WTO
As expected, today in Geneva (Switzerland), an agreement on Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be signed. As reported by the GHN, a document will be signed by Russia and Georgia. It was finally agreed on Saturday, November 5. The signing of agreement will be held in closed session without the media.
The agreement deals with the monitoring of goods turnover at the border between Russia with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which Georgia considers its territory.
According to the Russian side, the agreed draft "does not go beyond the principal of the Russian position".
Under the agreements, the monitoring of goods trade at the border will be carried out by independent company. Russia and Georgia will send this information to the integrated database of the WTO.
The final meeting of the working group on Russia's WTO accession is scheduled for November 10-11.
Earlier, Russian President Aide Arkady Dvorkovich expressed hope that the final decision on Russia's WTO accession will be made at the WTO ministerial meeting, scheduled for December 15, 2011.