Georgian winemakers to discuss return to Russian market with Agricultural Ministry’s leadership
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec.26 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
A meeting of the Agriculture Ministry's representatives with Georgian winemakers to discuss issues relating to the export of Georgian wine to Russia will be held on Tuesday, Minister David Kirvalidze said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec.20 that Russia will fulfil its obligations under the WTO on entry of Georgian goods to the market. On Dec.21, Russia's First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov said that access of the Georgian agricultural products to the Russian market in political terms had been resolved, and "only technical procedures are left".
"We intend to hold a consultation meeting with the winemakers to look through all the procedures that are necessary for the return of Georgian wine to Russia," David Kirvalidze said.
He said a meeting of the Georgian delegation with the Russian side will be organised in order to specify the details of derestriction of Georgian wine on the Russian market.
"We confirm that in case of any official requirements, we are ready to receive experts that Russian chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko previously mentioned so that they can view how the Georgian wine is produced," Kirvalidze said.