Georgian, Russian experts to meet in Prague on July 7

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Tbilisi, Georgia, July 7\

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian and Russian experts will discuss the possible impact of the deep and comprehensive free trade agreement signed between Georgia and EU, on the bilateral trade between Georgia and Russia.

The discussions will be held on July 7 in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said that the meeting will focus on the secondary terms of the association with Europe and define the issues to be taken into account in the economic and trade relations between Georgia and Russia.

"The meeting will find out whether any changes are expected in bilateral relations (with Russia) under the new conditions," Georgian foreign minister stressed.

Russian media said citing the country's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia is ready to hold such consultations with all three countries (Ukraine, Moldavia and Georgia) that have signed the association agreement with EU in order to adapt economic policy.

"We are ready for consultations at any time with the Georgian colleagues as well; our countries still have trade relations that we intend to develop," RIA Novosti quoted Lavrov as saying on June 28.

The bilateral trade between Georgia and Russia in the first five months of 2014, increased by 35.4 percent compared to the same period of 2013, according to the National Statistical Service of Georgia.

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