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Georgian Foreign Ministry: Georgian-Russian talks on WTO touch upon serious topics

Politics Materials 2 May 2011 16:11
During the Georgian-Russian talks on Russia's WTO membership, the sides agreed to consider substantial issues, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said today at a traditional briefing.
Georgian Foreign Ministry: Georgian-Russian talks on WTO touch upon serious topics

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 2 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

During the Georgian-Russian talks on Russia's WTO membership, the sides agreed to consider substantial issues, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said today at a traditional briefing.

She said as part of the second round of talks on April 28-29 in Berne, the sides started concrete consideration a number of issues.

"I will refrain from commenting on details, but then consideration of very serious proposals has begun," Kalandadze said.

She said the talks are held successfully, and "we can consider the fact that the sides have agreed on the necessity of holding subsequent round is the first positive fact."

Talks between Moscow and Tbilisi on Russia's WTO accession were resumed in March this year. Georgia requires the legalization of the checkpoints at the Abkhaz and South Ossetian sections of the Georgian-Russian border.

The next meeting is scheduled to be held in May.

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