Georgia, Russia to hold regular talks on WTO
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 18 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The next round of the Russian-Georgian WTO talks will be held in Bern on April 28-29, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a briefing today.
She said Georgia wants Russia to become a WTO member, but it must fulfill Tbilisi's requirements first.
"This is related to the establishment of control over illegal checkpoints at the Abkhazian and South Ossetian sections of the Georgian-Russian border," Kalandadze said.
Kalandadze reiterated that Georgia does not experience pressure from the United States in "contrast to Moscow."
Recently, U.S. Presidential Adviser for Eurasia Michael McFaul said Washington is not going to pressure Georgia and intervene in talks between Georgia and Russia on the WTO. However, he said the United States would like to see Russia in the WTO.