Georgia Not To Participate In Negotiations Regarding Russia’s Integration Into WTO

Georgia Materials 16 June 2008 14:08 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia will not participate in negotiations regarding integration of the Russian Federation into World Trade Organization (WTO). The negotiations will be to be held on Monday in Geneva, reported Prime-News.

Tamar Kovziridze, Minister of Economic development of Georgia, told journalists that the Georgian side will agree to resume the talks in case Russia withdraws 16 April decision of Vladimer Putin. 

The Russian side supposes the country will finish all stages of the talks until the end of July, 2008.

The WTO consists of about 150 countries. Russia tries to become a member of the organization from 1990.