Georgia ready to create trade group with Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.30/ Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian side is ready to create a trade group with Russia which will work to return Georgian wine, mineral water and agricultural products to the Russian market, Georgian Agriculture Minister David Kirvalidze told journalists.
He said the issue was discussed during a working meeting with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Kirvalidze stressed that one of the "main issues" at a meeting with the Prime Minister was the return of Georgian products to the Russian market.
"Georgia, as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), may need to review the Russian ban on imports of Georgian products. Likewise, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko said that they are ready to restore purchasing Georgian products if the Georgian side will not prevent it," Kirvalidze said.
Imports of Georgian products to the Russian Federation have been banned since 2006.