Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4/ Trend / After leaving the CIS, Georgia will continue to participate in the 76 treaties adopted within the Commonwealth. This decision was made as a result of the Minsk meeting of the expert group on addressing the participation of Georgia in international treaties and decisions of the CIS, said the CIS Executive Committee.
On August 18, 2008 the Foreign Ministry of Georgia informed the CIS Executive Committee of country's withdrawal from the Commonwealth. Upon the article 9 of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the country has the right to do this. This should be notified 12 months prior to withdrawal. At the same, the obligations appeared during the participation in the Commonwealth are in force until they are fully implemented. After a day Georgia declared its intention to remain as a participant in several CIS agreements signed by it.
The experts noted the absence of legal barriers to the participation of Georgia in treaties in which non-member states may participate. With respect to contracts subject to the limited staff (only the CIS countries can be participants), and the decisions of the Commonwealth, starting from August 18, 2009 they will not be distributed to Georgia. Draft document which will specify these terms will be considered at the next meetings of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the Council of Heads of State.
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