Tbilisi, Georgia, July 31
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Russia's suspending a free trade agreement is not a great tragedy, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told media on July 31. The consultations on this issue will be held.
"We will conduct consultations," Garibashvili said. "I talked with special representative Zurab Abashidze yesterday. We will contact the Russian side. I think that we will reach an agreement. This is not a very big tragedy. We will discuss the issue and make comments later."
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Economy and Development worked out the government's draft decree on suspending the free trade agreement between Russia and Georgia. The relevant document is available on a single legal information portal, RIA Novosti reported.
The suspension of the free trade agreement with Georgia was coordinated with Russian relevant ministries - the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Justice, according to the draft decree. The agreement was signed on February 3, 1994.